I considered myself as an above average photographer wanting to master the craft and art of photography. People see my pictures and immediately assumed I’m a professional photographer. My career as a professional photographer lasted for about a year when I found myself starting to take photos that I didn’t believe in. When I found myself sacrificing my artistic integrity for money, I had to quit.
I wanted to do something for the sake of mastery. To understand what it means to be committed to technical excellence. What correction without invalidation means.
At the end of the day, the journey of mastery in photography was so fulfilling despite the ‘sell out’ I became for a while.
I miss photography
Ramadhan is a time for reflection. This short recitation from Al-Israa is heart breaking for those whose parents are no longer around and should serve as a lesson for those fortunate enough to have their parents with them.
The last minute of the last stretch of the Standard Chartered 2017 KL International Marathon
Make sure you have a good web hosting provider. The key is support and service. I host my website with https://exabytes.my. I have a funny relationship with them. I used to nurse an almost pathological hatred for them because of bad technical expertise and equally bad customer service. I’m talking about hate. Hate that is almost sinful. But, they have transformed themselves lately. Uptime is marvelous. Customer support good (it could be faster, then it would be great). You need a great hosting service because you have to rely on them to troubleshoot for you. They are IT department.
Make sure you choose a good WordPress theme. There are some pretty good free themes out there. Theme providers will release a free theme. If you like the free theme then they a Pro version. Again, service is critical here. You will likely have a website that looks nowhere near like the demo theme. A good theme provider will have an active support site. They will also provide clear setup documentation.
Backup! Because it’s likely that you will have to reinstall from a backup at some point. Backing up saves you time. If you don’t backup, you have to start from scratch if something irrecoverable happens. I am talking from experience. Because I had to start from a fresh installation several times.
Have just completed Batch 45 of Presentations Academy. Very satisfying indeed. Lots of transformation in the way the Learners present.