About Me

Hi and welcome to my blog.

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This is my first foray to the world of blogging, which is quite ridiculous considering I have worked in the computing industry for nearly 20 years. I have some spare time on my hands, so I wanted to see if I could write successfully and if anyone was interested in what I had to write about.

Now About Me

I just turned 40. And while a lot of people say life begins at 40, I could say that I have lost some direction.

I have a young family, and have all the worries that come with that. As with all children, they are great fun, and then can wear out your patience in no time.

I have worked in the financial sector for over 10 years, but ultimately found it unfullfilling. Creating programs for other companies just lost it’s interest over the years. Being my own boss is where I want to be, but deciding where to put my efforts is the difficult choice to make.

I own some property which I rent out, which has given me some freedom to choose my direction in life, but there is constant balancing of the books required to sustain my lifestyle. Being a landlord is not the easiest of things to do.

So, what will I be writing about

Well, anything that comes to mind. I doubt there will be one particular theme running through the blog, but more whatever I have been spending a lot of time thinking about.

Things I am interested in –

Creativity – I have always been fascinated by the creative nature of people. From music, art to maths and science. How do people come up with new creative ideas?

Inspiring People – I hope to find some inspiration reading other blogs. As well as seeing their creativity, it might inspire me to move in another direction.

Travelling – I have done a lot of travelling in my past, seeing new places, people, listening to their music and especially eating their food are things I love to do.

Making Easy Money – Obviously people need it, but how much and how much effort to put into the pursuit of money? I will never be in the ranks of the billionaires, but a couple of million would do me!

So, this is the first effort. I hope you enjoy reading my blog. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.


8 thoughts on “About Me

  1. enmanscamera

    Some how you found my blog site where I write about photography. Welcome, you will note that the only subjects I discuss are photography related. I am glad you found me – now I can spend some time wandering thru your blog as I get to know you.

    1. dannyboy

      Hi Enman,

      I usually use the wordpress reader to take a look at topics I’m interested in. I’m new to this, so only have a little content, but photography is always something I am interested in.

      I recently went to a wedding, so different styles of wedding photos always good to see.

    2. Laurie

      Hey Danny, Great to read your first blogs. Yep. You and I are on the same page (sort of) career-wise. I do not have a college degree (and am over forty), so I am stuck in low-paying jobs where I work really, really hard so that corporate heads can make lots of money from their thousands of “wheels in a cog” of the retail industry. I started writing my blog to get my frustrations out of my head as a form of journaling so that I don’t drive my family and friends crazy with my whining and complaining! Enjoyed your photos of London!!!

      1. dannyboy

        Sadly that is the way of life for most these days. I guess try to show willing and initiative and try to get on the managerial ladder…step by step.

        Better to put your frustrations in your blog rather than your family and friends!

  2. Madelaine

    Thanks for following Petite Madelaines…like you, mine is a new foray into the world of blogging. I have no advantage like working in the world of computers since I work in the non-profit world. I just have an opinion and a need to discipline myself to write more. :) Good luck! Happy blogging!

    1. dannyboy

      You have some great recollections of time gone by. Thanks for dropping in – by the way, do follow my wordpress site – dannyboybroderick.wordpress.com if you prefer rather than my .co.uk site.

  3. Old Brown Shoes

    Hi, Thanks for following my blog… Yours is an interesting one. Will spend some more time looking through it. Like you I am almost 40 too and discovering this whole new online world!

    1. dannyboy

      Thanks, hope you find something to look at. I’m trying out a few different things, so it probably looks a bit disjointed at the moment!


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