Unasked Questions

Why do you have an unasked questions page instead of a frequently asked questions document?

I have not received any questions, so I decided to make up a list of ones I have been expecting and asked myself before I started the blog.

Why do you have a blog?

I wanted a creative outlet and a way to share ideas. I enjoy writing and it is something I can do while traveling for work.

How often will you update this site?

I do not know. I got rid of the schedule I had as I am more concerned about content and quality than about simply fulfilling a self-imposed schedule. Also for reference I just overhauled the site for the first time in about 4 years and a matching overhaul to my photosite

Why don’t you mention who your employer is?

I do not want to be defined by who I work for. I will admit that I often do talk about work related topics as I am lucky in that I work in the field I am interested in. I am pretty sure a quick Google search will answer who I work for though.

Why do you self host your blog?

My content, my rules, my ownership. I believe that one of the few things that we can have control over is our ideas. I want to have control over the content I share. Most likely if you are not paying for something, you are the product being sold.

Is content ownership the reason you use Smugmug as your photo host?

Yes, same idea. A more in-depth explanation can be found at https://www.bradfordbenn.com/2010/03/why_smugmug/

If you are so concerned about content ownership, why did you license the site under Creative Commons

Just because I am sharing my content, with certain restrictions, does not mean that I do not want to manage it.

Why are you so concerned about making your website work on as many platforms as possible?

I find it interesting and stimulating to make the site work on as many platforms as possible. I also think that the idea of writing for one browser is short sighted and ultimately results in poor upgrade paths.

Last edited by Bradford Benn on June 27, 2015 at 12:27 PM EDT