About me: I’m Robert Ballantyne, and my business web sites are: ballantyne.com and Governing.ca. I work with non-profit organizations to be successful in providing real results for their community, and I facilitate the process of governing boards to implement Policy Governance®.
My Twitter account is: RobertB
To see exactly where I am note this: http://snurl.com/a49aq
About this picture in the header: I took it from the forward end of the Queen of Capilano’s car deck at sunset on Halloween 2009. We are about 1/2 way across Queen Charlotte Channel, and that is Bowen Island ahead.
About this blog: It began as an experiment and an exploration of WordPress and blogging in general. In the years since this started, I’ve become very familiar with WordPress, and I’ve set up several domains for other people using the stand-alone version. WordPress has developed far beyond the concept of a blog to become one of the best available platforms for managing a whole web site. Since I’m self employed, I’ve found it useful to create and manage my own web sites. You can see that I was an early user of the Internet and I own my own name-domain. So in the 90s I learned HTML, a few years later I struggled with CSS, and now I’m experimenting with CMS. I’ve implemented several Joomla! sites, a Moodle site and several phpBB forums. You are welcome to contact me if any of this interests you: http://www.ballantyne.com/Contact_BA.html
Please click on the Category title About This Site (in the sidebar) for more details about this specific blog and a description and map of the Salish Sea. We picked the title because it is is about our lives in this magnificent landscape. The blog is evolving so that the scope of articles includes our observations of the dramatic high wilderness watersheds that surround the Sea, the vibrant urban areas that border the Sea, and our experiences on Bowen Island.
Early in the summer of 2006, when we set up this site to experiment with the features of a blog, we were not expecting to make this a blog that would last for any length of time, or ever write anything very profound here. At first, as a result of using ecto, we found that the blog was growing, and adding to it was easy and fun. Now it actually has some content, and I hope you will enjoy poking around.
I believe that I invented and researched the concept of a Legacy Blog. If this concept interests you, click that link. At this time, I have several WordPress.com sites, and The Return of Comet Halley (a true Legacy Blog) is only one of them.
On December 17, 2006 we changed the theme from Sapphire to K2 Lite
on the recommendation of timethief in this thread.