Keep It Simple, Stupid.
I was born into a world before the World Wide Web, and foraged amongst the dreadfulness of early HTML 1.0 and Geocities. A world where you hid behind a “handle” or “nickname” and cultivated an entire persona around it.
Of course, these days most people take that for granted, although a lot of people sail through the web as themselves, assuming that purely because they’re behind a computer, they are invulnerable to attack.
Sometimes, of course, simple is best, and ‘just being yourself’ is a life lesson that really can translate well to the web. This blog has been running on a couple of different domains since 2011 – a couple of different personas. Burning Branches, Synaptic Fire, LiquidElephant. The first two taken from the haunting song Dark Heart Dawning by BT, the last taken from my own bizarre imagination.
But in an attempt to simplify and streamline, to get back to my roots, I’ve just gone right back to my own name. Can’t get much simpler than that!
EdHirst.com has become home to my photography, with this subdomain – blog.edhirst.com – the path to my various witterings.
I left the old posts mostly intact, so if you’re bored this Sunday evening and fancy wandering through a staccato narration of my last three years, go nuts.