Why Am I Using The Default Twenty Sixteen WordPress Theme?

So I published my first blog post on 1st August this year (when I restarted this blog) and a few weeks have passed.

I’ve written a few blog posts and built up the courage to share them with a friends, clients and even students of mine to get feedback.

The feedback so far has been pretty positive, which I am grateful for as it’s helped to tame my fears of sharing my opinions online but at the same time it’s got me wondering why the hell I waited so long to get started.

That aside, the one question I have been getting a lot is why I haven’t used a better WordPress theme.

I think what you’re really wondering is why am I, a self taught web developer and coder, who’s built a lot of WordPress sites for myself and clients, using the default Twenty Sixteen theme that comes with WordPress to represent my brand and not an amazing looking premium theme?

Great question don’t you think? and I’m so glad you asked.

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My First Blog Post – The Second Attempt

It’s been just over 2 years since I wrote my last blog post on this blog.

But I’m back and this time for good!

I could blame the reason for my departure on many things, life getting in the way, not enough time, not enough knowledge, too many fears, all the usual excuses and although many of them are true to some extent, the real reasons were something else.

The 3 main reasons I didn’t follow through on this blog when I started it several years ago are because:

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Good Things Come To Those Who Share Information Freely

Sharing is natural and good things come to those who share.

It’s karma, well I think so anyway and hopefully you will too by the end of this blog post.

So if sharing is natural, then why do we all freeze up when it come to sharing information, especially online?
And why don’t we share what we know more freely?

These are questions that cross my mind every once and a while and yesterday was one of those days.

Yesterday, Apple released their new iPad Pro and I had already decided I was going to buy one, so imagine my surprise and excitement when my good friend Rob from RobCubbon.com gets me one as a gift.

Thanks Rob!!!

I’d like to think he gave me this gift for being an amazing friend, but that’s only part of it, the rest is probably to thank me for sharing my opinion over dinner about investing.

Anyway, this is what karma is all about.  You give your information freely (often times it’s really just your opinion or your perspective on certain topics) and in return the universe balances things out and often you’ll get a lot back in return, it could be money, maybe just heart felt gratitude but in this case a brand spanking new iPad Pro. Continue reading “Good Things Come To Those Who Share Information Freely”

Finally, My Journey Begins!

Hi there and welcome to my blog.

I’ve been dreaming about starting this blog since 2008, to share practical ideas and insights about a lot of things to help create a better life and business.

I’ve found that whenever we try to do something that’s meaningful to us, there are some common fears and excuses that stop us, and that’s exactly what stopped me from starting this sooner. It was the mixture of fears and too many ideas, that made it easy to get distracted and procrastinate.

I finally realised that the timing was never going to be right, the stars were never going to be aligned, I was never going to be 100% ready, and that I shouldn’t allow my fears to stop me from following my dream of starting this blog and connecting with you.

So, Let’s Start Right Here, Right Now…

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