As mentioned in my previous post, I have been meaning to get this project off the ground for quite a few years now (…close to five, I think!); so think of this post as a paltry excuse as to why it has taken so long to finally get it done.
In 2005, I became an avid blog reader, regularly visiting big hits such as Engadget and Lifehacker. After some initial experience blogging on theSpoke whilst finishing off the last of my education, I had the idea to continue the enjoyment of blogging through the IT consultancy I was working for at the time. The blog was to serve as a great way to show off the company’s work, on top of using it as an SEO tool.
The company had three divisions:
- IT Consultancy for small businesses, based on Microsoft’s SBS product range
- Web & Email Hosting
- Web Design & Email Marketing
The concept of the blog was to move the design section of the company away from the IT-centric part, and sub-brand it under a new moniker. Somehow, in the middle of the night, the name demonGREEN came to me. It was by no means the conclusion to a bizarre, hallucinogenic dream, but more an amalgamation of different ideas I had floating around for a while.
The demonGREEN branding actually had a purpose, where every noun associated with the blog would be a demon, whether it be a writer or category. I have decided to drop the demon from the categories, and keep the demon to just the writer – which fits nicely with the (skewed) definitions of a demon:
A persistently tormenting person, force, or passion: the demon of drug addiction;
One who is extremely zealous, skillful, or diligent: worked away like a demon;
The “Elclectic. Gibberish” text did start out as just abit of graphics to fill some space on the header, but it has slowly turned in to catchphrase/moto/tagline describing the purpose of the blog to an onlooker. It does help define how I want the blog to work: eclectic in styles, topics and writings. The gibberish is, well, just a cool word.
I have also decided not to associate the demonGREEN project with any particular brand or company, but use it more as an umbrella of varying genres in the digital realm. Think of it as a megaphone: it can make the noise, as long as you have the voice.
I work extensively in IT, so the majority of my posts will file under Teknlgy (Technology). However, despite being very geeky, design has always been a big factor of my life, so I am hoping to upload some design work of my own under the Grafx (Graphics) category as well as rope in a few designer pals to show off some of their skills.
There is no reason to stick at just tech and design, and am certainly open to get anyone in fashion and audio production/DJ to become a demon and use this as a Launchpad of their own, to promote their own work.
The customary “Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!” to get started.
This is a project I have always been meaning to get start up, especially after a successful try on Microsoft’s digital lifestyle club for students, theSpoke (which incidently seems to no longer work, and just brings up search results from Bing).
The primary purpose of this project is more of a dumping ground for info, instructions, etc. so that I can remove it from all the website Favourites, text files, emails, etc. that I have hoarded over the years – and what better time to do it, than when the Cloud is on everyone’s minds.
This is Post Number One out of the way, follow-ups will be more about me and my WordPress theme…
A persistently tormenting person, force, or passion: The demon of drug addiction;
One who is extremely zealous, skillful, or diligent: Worked away like a demon;