My First Blog Post

2015-03-21 10.44.08

Back in February 2004 I wrote my first blog post, probably my shortest ever, here it is quoted in full:

I started this weblog, because I have Adult Onset Still’s Disease.  Most people won’t know what it is because less than 1 in 100,000 people have it.  But its important because its this disease that’s resulted in me working from home, using a Tablet PC and changing my life in many ways.  So I thought I would write about the experience, for other people who like me may be going through a life change, or suffering, working from home, or in fact using a Tablet.  Finally as I am involved quite heavily in the IT industry I might have the odd useful observation about that as well.

Surprisingly my blog, originally titled ‘Adventures In Home Working’ has stayed pretty close to this original purpose, although I’ve tried to focus more on the positive elements of my approach to life than the disease, Still’s has definitely had a big impact on the last 11 years.  Despite being a big fan of tablet pcs back then, since moving on from the TC1100 tablet, I’ve never found one that worked as well for me and right now I’m back using a trusty work horse tablet.

I’ve decided that it might be quite good fun, over the next 10 days, to take a look at these first 10 posts and see how well they’ve stood the test of time.

I’m tapping away at this post in Caffe Nero Lytham, I’m pain free but my legs are bright red with an incredibly itchy rash, one more little trial that’s been added to the long list of problems associated with Still’s disease that have come to light over the last decade.  Not to worry though I love my early mornings at Caffe Nero and I’m going for a walk to Fairhaven Lake (pictured) and brunch with Paul later, so itching or no, it’s going to be a good day!

Steve Richards

I'm retired from work as a business and IT strategist. now I'm travelling, hiking, cycling, swimming, reading, gardening, learning, writing this blog and generally enjoying good times with friends and family

1 Response

  1. A good idea, Steve, and I’ll be reading those early posts with interest.
    Today’s walk was good, always pleasant down Witch Wood, and surprisingly dry after this morning’s showers.
    Have to say, I never caught you scratching once 😀

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