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My name is Joe and I'm a...

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I am Joe.

I'm a freelance web developer, gadget junky, enthusiastic amateur cook and baker, eternal optimist, borderline alcoholic, Lomographer and petrol head.

I was the 393rd user of moblog and have been here for nearly 5 and a half years.

I lived in Leeds in the UK for 5 years, but decided a downshift was in order, and moved to darkest Lincolnshire just under a year ago. My mum runs a nursery and school here, which consistently performs in the top 4% in the UK, and it seemed somewhat stupid to be too far away for my daughter to attend.

Moblog is many things to me, I have made numerous friends here, real friends, the kind of friends that you can call at 2am and get an answer.

I wasn't a photographer until I found moblog, it made me look at the world as a series of potential images, it is because of moblog that I now own a Nikon D50, a multitude of lenses, several film cameras including an original Lomo LC-A and a wall full of prints from all over the world.

I'm likely to highlight photos that speak to me, are quirky in their composition or capture a moment in a way I wouldn't have thought of myself.

Putting myself in the moblog family tree would be quite difficult, I introduced a fair few people to moblog during my time in Leeds, I did some development on the site before version 2 was launched and I've been a mod for a long time, so I guess I'd probably be fairly near the top.

My advice to new mobloggers would be this: Photograph everything, from the mundane to the ridiculous and post it all. For me moblog is about journalling the things that happen in my life, people commenting on those images is a happy side effect, which just motivates me to post more.

The future of moblog depends on us. We the users, not we the mods or we the admin. The single most important thing for moblog is that we keep posting content, fresh content, interesting content, shocking content it doesn't matter. For moblog to move forward we must engage the masses, we must make moblog a place that people return to, for that to happen we must continue to be the interesting, talented, funny, intelligent, liberal and welcoming community that we are.

I need a beer.

Posted by Joe

7th Sep 2009, 14:47  

nige says:

Completely agree with the last paragraph. Completely agree with everything else too!

Love that tee!

7th Sep 2009, 15:10

Viv says:

Hi Joe - yep spot on
long time no see
We should have made more effort and gone to Chapel A on Sat!:(

carry on posting :)

7th Sep 2009, 16:32

paintist says:

:-) nice bio ...

7th Sep 2009, 18:51

beth says:

love the tee and also yes, quite a poignant last paragraph.

7th Sep 2009, 23:41

Caine says:

I love that shirt. I need a beer too.

8th Sep 2009, 00:48

jc1000000 says:

Great advice for a new moblogger from an almost ancient moblogger!

8th Sep 2009, 15:28