Prompted by an analysis in the Danish business paper Børsen – posted as an update on Facebook
It turns out that this homepage has quietly passed its tenth anniversary – I think this was the first original post written for the blog. Needless to say, the internet was a different place back then – Flickr was barely a year old, YouTube little over six months, Facebook not yet generally available and Twitter not launched. So you had specialised forums and blogs when you wanted to stray beyond the world of established media.
The homepage and the blog was originally created because I wanted a place to archive postings which I otherwise mailed to a group of colleagues and the blog format seemed easier to access – old e-mails have a habit of disappearing, even if I have had the same gmail-address since – oh, wait – 2006. Also, despite LinkedIn and what have you, a personal homepage is also a way of maintaining a stable online presence.
If you look through the archives, you will note that I have been much less active in updating since the autumn of 2011. There are two reasons for that – First, by late 2011 I was entering a very nasty period of work-related burn-out which meant that I had to take a four-month sick leave in the spring of 2012. You could say that I lost my stride in blogging – the ability to write slightly longer pieces of text is one of the first things to go and one of the last to recover when you experience a burn-out.
Second, the internet has changed – the debate, be it small talk or discussions of major topics, has moved to the “social media”, ie. Twitter and Facebook. The good thing is that there is more discussion and chatter now – the bad thing that neither Facebook nor Twitter invites to the more detailed and thorough examination of arguments.
And what about the future: My plan is definitively to keep the homepage alive. I value having an independent space on the internet – one which is not controlled by some network. On the other hand, I doubt that there will be much regular blogging, though – it is obvious that I use my resources on other activities, including long discussions on e-mail. And so the wheel has turned full circle.
In the meantime, you can find me on Twitter (I’ve had a profile since 2007 so I am one of the old-timers by now) as @jacobchr and Facebook.
Week 39: Learning – FORSA Denmark (www.forsa.dk) held its annual meeting at the Department of Social Work in the beginning of October. So here my colleagues and others are eager listeners and (hopefully) learning something from the discussion.
Week 40: Open theme – Another kind of audience: We are waiting for Henning Jensen who stars in the production of Thomas Bernhard’s “Einfach Kompliziert”
I’m afraid that I had to leave a walkover for the weeks 41 and 42.
Week 30: Innocence.
I went for playfulness. The photo shows some of the lockers at the Copenhagen Experimentarium which plays with shapes and ways of presenting numbers.
Week 31: Open theme.
Back to work. Opening the computer. Waiting for the updates to be installed.
Week 32: Travelling.
Passengers waiting for the train at Svendborg Station.
Shadows: The Haus der Kunst in Munich is one of the few surviving buildings from the Nazi era. Today it is used as a venue for contemporary art exhibitions. So the photo both have the shadows cast on a hot summer day and the shadows cast by a dark period in European history.
My Leipzig-Munich photos are here
Summer: You could probably take a similar photo in every season of the year but still: The streets off the beaten track of Copenhagen are a treat during the summer. And the light is different in July.
Time to catch up on the project.
Week 24: “Coruscate” – meaning something like glittering. This was a desperation attempt where the reflections in the river had to make do.
Week 25: “Hats”. Knut Marlowe and Bruno Holmes were on the case.
Week 26: “Frames”. I went for the scaffolding put up when the house next to where I live was having balconies fitted:
Week 27: Open theme. So I went indoors and took this picture of the DR Concert Hall 15 minutes before the begin of the Gilberto Gil-Caetano Veloso concert.