A Brief Background
My name is Keith Stewart and I am a web developer and company director for Calverton Computing. My interest in web development stemmed from a passion for gaming; although lately I spend much more time developing websites than I do gaming. Most days, I spend hours developing both website front-end user interfaces and complex back-end functionality, to make great looking websites, "that work".
Outside of my life in web development, I enjoy cycling. I often (sometimes, several times each week) meet up with the lads from Sherwood Cycling Club, and go out for 40-80 mile rides with them. In June 2014 I cycled a 150 mile charity bike ride with Prostate Cancer UK from London to Amsterdam; then again in June 2015 I cycled the same challenge but also cycled 200 miles from Nottingham to London the previous 2 days, totalling 350 miles cycling in just 4 days.
I am also a proud father. Spending time with my family is a must.. even if we don't go out anywhere - A family movie night can be just as fun.
i am a WEB DEVELOPER
Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it’s decoration.
- Jeffrey Zeldman
i am a FATHER
You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the
same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you
do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.
- Frederick Buechner
i am a CYCLIST
If my legs had an attached meter measuring movement through lifetime, it would register far
more revolutions than steps. In fact I hardly ever walk anywhere unless I have to – from
my office chair to get coffee, to climb stairs, visit the bathroom, enter a pub, or go to
a meeting. I'd probably cycle to those too if permitted, and if it wasn't slightly dangerous.
- Peter Kimpton
Freedom of Cycling
At weekends (and sometimes Wednesdays) I meet up with the lads from Sherwood Cycling Club, and go out for 40-80 mile rides with them - depending on the weather. I have gotten to know some of these lads quite well as these rides are very sociable, and it keeps me fit so it's a win-win situation.
In June 2014 I cycled 150 miles from London to Amsterdam with the Football League and Prostate Cancer UK - I enjoyed this so much that I decided to sign up again for their 2015 event; but this time add some miles in before hand. In the 2015 event I cycled from Nottingham to Amsterdam via Leicester, Coventry, Northampton, Milton Keyens, Stevenage, London and Harwich - spinning more than 350 miles in just 4 days.
I am currently a non-paid columnist for the Nottingham Post, writing all sorts of stories about cycling. I was quite shocked, yet delighted that one of the editors phoned me and asked me to do this.
i am a BLOGGER
The Internet has become a remarkable fount of economic and social innovation largely because
it's been an archetypal level playing field, on which even sites with little or no money
behind them - blogs, say, or Wikipedia - can become influential.
- James Surowiecki
Am I am a Blogger?
I started blogging around 2013 after several years of debating with myself if it was worth it? Would people actually read what I write? I wasn't sure if I could take any negative critisism which anyone may have about what I had written (and more so, my spelling and Grammar! Errr). Despite all these thoughts I decided to start blogging about different aspects of my life and my family life.
I value my blogging because it allows me to express what is on my mind without anyone else editing me. I value the freedom of having my own voice to say what I wish, where I am in control - so I decided that my personal blog will never add adverts and never let others post there.
As well as my personal blog, I am also a columnist for the Nottingham Post, which is kind of like a blog - writing all sorts of stories about cycling. You can find my columns in the paper once every 4 weeks on a Saturday, or read them online at the Nottingham Post Cycling Section.