Introducing the Outbox

It’s well over a decade since I started a new blog.

I decided to start a new one as the blog I’ve known as an online home since 2006 has just about fulfilled its purpose. has done pretty well for itself during the past 14 years. Variously a place for thinking out loud and sharing that thinking, a virtual brochure for consulting work, a second home for my podcasts, a place to tinker… even some awards during the journey.

It’s been all of these things and I do have mixed feelings about letting it go. I don’t intend to shut it down: that blog will remain online mainly as an archive although I will continue to post content such as podcast show notes until I decide whether or not to move that to this new place.

But it is time to move along in a place that will let me write and not have to worry about managing the place where I do the writing: I can focus on the content and what I want to say.

So I’ve started this new blog called Outbox on a familiar platform – WordPress. I’ve been using (that’s the self-hosted version) since the early 00s. But my interest today is in creating the content not managing the platform.

So this new blog runs on, the hosted service that let’s you start up a blog without having to set up your own installation, etc.

Here, I plan to write about many of the things I wrote about in recent years. Topics will probably be wider in scope, many shorter in length, and some instead of posting about them in 280 characters on Twitter.

So this first post marks the start of my new writing era. I’m not sure how it will develop, what direction I’ll take it in, nor how long it will last. Hopefully it’s not just a shiny new object.

Equally, I’m not sure how often I’ll post here. I’ve made myself a commitment to write something at least once a week, and I aim to keep to that.

If you’d like to join me on this new journey, subscribe to the RSS feed that will deliver new content to you whenever its published.

Let’s see what the road ahead looks like.