Looking back on 6 month blogging

Shanghai, 2nd May 2010

Yes it has been 6 months already since I started blogging during PLDC Berlin in October 2009. I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into when I started the blogging project but sometimes you just have to jump in the deep end of the pool. As some of you may know I was inspired to start the blog after I saw the movie Julie and Julia (with Meryl Streep) in which the movie character sets herself a task to blog about her experiences in realizing one recipe each day for a year from a well known cookbook. Though I am writing my Reflections column in Lighting Today magazine I was looking for some more direct and interactive challenges to share my experiences …and so this project was born.

How has it been so far?…Though my biggest worry was to run out of subjects, I have not really had that problem and I suspect that it will not become one either. The dynamic nature of our lighting design profession combined with my 30 years of experience in the field as well as daily world events, provides me with a continuous angle for a subject. I purposely keep it light hearted (hence “Light Talk”), with the aim to touch on issues or events that relate to our work as lighting designers and provide some food for thought about lighting in general. For some it maybe educational for some it maybe a reminder, but whatever it is I hope you enjoy it, I certainly do!
I know I have a number of enthusiastic followers who read my blog daily which is nice to know….thank you! I would invite you all to keep commenting on the subjects I provide as with your comments and inputs the blog becomes even more valuable. Let me know about how you experience the blogs, how I could improve and what it means to you! Another 6 months to go!

PS: Today is also my Mums birthday and her being one of my biggest fans I can but thank her for being there for me always. Thanks Mum,  Happy Birthday!

02. May 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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