The A-Z Challenge and Project 52 have given me the opportunity to visit a lot of different blogs that I may not otherwise have visited. What has amazed me is how visually appealing they all are. I feel like a laggard, using only the most basic and boring template offered by Blogger. To be fair to myself, I am by profession a federal public servant and thus thoroughly trained to be staid, boring and unappealing. The institutional culture is anxious to stamp out any attempts at creativity or individuality - think the Borg Collective from the Star Trek: Next Generation, only nowhere near as cool or dangerous.
I am also a bit of a technophobe and not really comfortable with technology. I don't know if I am inherently inept, or if I just don't have the interest or patience in all things technological, or if I harbour a sometimes not-so-subconscious animus towards new technologies. Whatever the reason, I just don't get a lot of it.
All this to say I am shamed when compared to others in the blogosphere and am committing here to spruce up my blog page over the next few weeks - add some content, and make it more visually appealing and less public-servicey.
So stay tuned, faithful reader(s).