This is the No Format Blog. It draws direct inspiration from the (unfortunately) now-defunct No Format Podcast. What I liked about that podcast was that they felt free to explore whatever topic they wanted to discuss – movies, photography, technology – they weren’t limited to one single topic.
While that concept is hardly a novelty, there weren’t really very many podcasts like it when the show was updating regularly. Still, they pulled off the concept a lot better than most “guys-around-a-mic” podcasts do in 2017.
But enough about them. My name is Stephen (you can call me Steve too, I won’t complain). I needed a place to just write about anything that interests me. I’m not doing this for money or popularity; in fact my only hope is that people read it and interact. If only 5 people do just that I’ll be happy. But there isn’t one single topic that I want to focus on, so creating a blank slate was really helpful.
I’ve blogged before – in fact, I technically already have a blog space that I can do this with. But I wanted to start fresh and try to build an audience without any preconceptions.
So what’s in store if you stick around and read my blog? I have a wide variety of interests, but I bet the predominant topics will end up being about media in general (with an emphasis on podcasts, TV, and film), a little bit of photography, writing, Android-related stuff…that’s all that comes to mind off the top of my head. There will probably be other things popping up. I definitely want to throw in personal bias and experience in wherever possible.
But at the same time I recognize that I’m not a celebrity. A random reader probably doesn’t care who I am or what I’m eating for breakfast – so you’re not likely to see that unless I really want to share a recipe with you.
Please be honest and feel free to criticize any writing I post here. Challenge my views. Or agree with me 100%. All good. As long as whoever is reading this gets some kind of satisfaction after doing so.