I’ve been looking at this blog and what has become of it for several weeks now. Each time I’ve at the content, I’ve let out a groan. I always start with a broad idea of what content I’m going to add and then add a series of posts containing nothing but unrelated nonsense.
The blog is Darren.me, note the emphasis on me! I am Darren and when I purchased this domain, it was with the intention of writing down my thoughts on a variety of subjects. Majority of posts have devolved into being short slithers of text following a viral video or something of that nature.
I’ve removed any previous posts that I was unhappy with and will focus my attention on actual written content from now on. As you can see from the update of the theme, I am focusing much more on the text content.
I’m part way through writing a ‘personal update’ post. This will specify in more detail who I am, where I am and what I do. From this point, readers can benefit from a greater understanding of the person ‘behind the text’ and can connect with me and my writing much easier.
Yesterday I had the great pleasure of running my very first race for charity. I took part in the Great Manchester Run and completed it in 52 minutes and 27 seconds putting me in 6,518th place. My original goal was to beat 55 minutes and I certainly did that. You can click here to see my race stats and where I placed.
I ran the race for two reasons. Firstly, was the desire to improve my own fitness levels. Getting out and running two or three times a week and trying to increase my pace each time was certainly more enjoyable than I first thought it would be. Secondly, and most importantly, was to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
This checks off one item from my Bucket List and after having a great time taking part, I’ve already signed up to complete the run again next year and set myself a goal of beating 48 minutes. I’m still collecting money from my sponsors from this event but will update this post once I have a final figure. If you would like to contribute please take a look at my Just Giving page. Thank you.
I’m not entirely sure how many ‘hello world’ posts I have made, but I am going to try my hardest to ensure that this is the last.
Blogging is always something that I have enjoyed and with a couple of new projects nearing launch, I thought it’d be a good idea to revitalise this blog and begin to keep a progress log of how things are going.
Along with project updates, this is my personal blog so from time-to-time you will have bucket list updates, reviews and more.