What’s my point?

I had lunch with a couple of friends at the Hursley club house on Friday, and spent much of the time discussing Second Life. Fridays seem to have become a day for me to play the role of “totally unofficial metaverse evangelist-lite” – in the past fortnight I’ve spent quite a lot of the time presenting on SL on Fridays, both formally and informally. This was one of the more informal sessions, and an interesting discussion… although I’m not sure either of my colleagues were convinced.

I was pleased to hear that both Lee and Rich are readers of my blog. One thing that they said that puzzled me slightly was when they made the point that “all you ever seem to post about is SL”. OK, so after some discussion they modified this to say that I must spend a lot of my time messing around in SL – or at least that’s the impression that comes across very strongly from my writing.

It’s a fair point that my writing hasn’t consistently focused in one particular area. If anything, the blog has probably tilted towards photography and away from technical WebSphere-related topics lately. I’m very excited by the possibilities presented by virtual worlds, but I’m involved in that area strictly as a volunteer, and I don’t intend to give the impression that all I do all day is run around a 3D environment getting excited by virtual musicians. My day job as a WebSphere consultant is my primary focus.

I’d already noticed that I hadn’t been posting quite so much about my day-to-day activities or the technologies I work with, so I’ll try to do some more of that. However, the tagline of the blog says it all, as does the About page – there is still going to be a mixture of topics to read about.

1 thought on “What’s my point?”

  1. Thanks for taking the time out to humour Rich and myself, and all our questions along the lines of “Second Life – Why?”

    It was a useful discussion, and while I remain to be convinced by these kinds of technologies, I know that Rich has since dallied in SL – erm, something maybe he didn’t want me to mention 🙂

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