Where to from here?

by oneafrikan on January 21, 2010

I haven’t blogged here for a while.
That’s been for two reasons: 1) I’ve just been pre-occupied with getting the next chapter started; and 2) I was deciding what I was going to be writing about.

For a long time this blog focussed on technical stuff with a few other distractions here and there, but for the foreseaable future tech stuff will remain an element of it, but certainly not the focus. I’ve never been one of those original guys that wrote about how to do stuff, I’ve always been one of those guys that reads and digests what those other guys say, then passes it on – and I don’t see much point in regurgitating what other folks have already done.

My own focus is changing.
I’m entering a new season of life, where a lot of the things I used to do are no longer that interesting to me, and a whole bunch of things are new and interesting. Weird huh? Yup, but I’m rolling with it.

I think the bottom line for me is that I’ve realised what my strengths are, so I’m going to play to them instead of trying to do too much. And where something is specific to another audience, I’ll write about it on the Technovated blog or the TECH4AFRICA blog. I’m also going to focus on quality not quantity.  For quick updates and quick links to interesting stuff, checkout http://delicious.com/oneafrikan and http://twitter.com/oneafrikan

A lot more about product development and management, so that will definititely be a part of what I’m going to talk about.

I’m building Technovated into a great, stable business that we all love to work in, so I’m going to talk more candidly about that. Over the last few years I’ve been fortunate enough to learn some really strong fundamental business and personal lessons, relatively early on, so I’m going to be passing those on in a way which is both honest and prudent.

I’ve focussed on making TECH4AFRICA a success. So I’m going to be talking about that as well ;-)

So in no particular order, I think the following is a good snapshot of what I’m going to write about for the foreseaable future:
business & entrepreneurship & startups, health and fitness, personal growth, photography, product development and management, search, the tech landscape in London and Southern Africa, tech and particularly Ubuntu, web stuff.

Thank you, the one reader I have, for reading thus far, and I hope you’ll join me for the next chapters ;-)

Oh, and I think this blog needs a facelift and an upgrade!

4 comments

Well, I certainly look forward to reading about it. And once I arrive back in SA (end of March) we need to find a way to meet!

by Rian on January 22, 2010 at 4:30 am. Reply #

Sounds good Gareth, good luck with the change over which seems to be going well already. And be warned, I’m sure there are many people, myself included, who want to pick your brain when you’re back here in SA :) Look forward to seeing you again.

by Darren on January 22, 2010 at 9:37 am. Reply #

@Rian: in SA in April, so sounds like a plan ;-)

@Darren: thanks man, and for sure, looking forward to it!

by Gareth Knight on January 22, 2010 at 4:35 pm. Reply #

Hi Gareth. Nice to virtually meet you. I’m going to be at the Homecoming revolution next week, and hopefully I’ll get to meet you there in person. I like your open approach to business and development!

All the best!

by Andries on March 12, 2010 at 4:24 pm. Reply #

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