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About Water Sprite

Hello! My name is Conrad. Water Sprite is my space on the web to share a bit of how the world looks through my eyes.

I’m a multi-faceted individual, with interests in a wide range of areas. My tertiary academic qualifications are in Philosophy, Computer Science, Law and Horticulture. I have worked professionally in 2 of those areas. Additional interests include photography, technology, house (energy) efficiency, some bits of history, and people. In the past I have had a smattering of musical training (including singing) although I have never considered myself a “musician”. I have dabbled in fiction writing although I have never considered myself a “writer”. My garden is my haven, but I am truly awful at gardening (and it is a perpetually unfinished mess).

Through this site, I will share some of my photography; I will produce some written works on subjects that interest me; and maybe in the future I will produce some vlogs or podcasts. I am happy to share this space with like-minded individuals, and welcome other people’s work. That could take the form of guest blogs, or your own photographs or artwork. Don’t expect much, or much regularity. Blogs aren’t the cool thing on the internet, and badly written blogs with photography by second-rate photographers are exceptionally uncool even by Blog standards. But thank you to the 2 or 3 people who do sometimes read them.

For a little bit of history on the Water Sprite name and the origins of the logo, please read my post on this subject here.

Website restructuring

The shop is temporarily unavailable while I redesign it to be something usable for a more general audience. I feel there is a market for a platform that enables creators to get merchandise to market for a very minimal degree of fuss and bother while still giving them a reasonable return. That is in design now and I hope to announce the release of that mid-2024.

To make that happen, I have purchased a couple more domain names, and I am moving content around to make appropriate use of those new names.

watersprite.online

To reflect that I hope this content is of interest to more than just an Australian market, the blogs and photo gallery have already moved to the watersprite.online domain.

watersprite.shop

It is still under development, but the shop will eventually be relaunched on the watersprite.shop domain. Again, the hope is that an international domain will reflect the international market that the shop will be able to cater for.

watersprite.com.au

My original domain name will become my “business site”. It will be the information page for my photography business and the shop. This will allow me to have easy to find business information without detracting from the overall feel of either the blogs/gallery pages or the shop pages.

domains.watersprite.com.au

In addition, although I have never advertised it, I have always had a domain name registration service (which also has hosting and other internet-y things available). This is a hang-over from a previous business venture that I retained because I did have a few domain name customers that I didn’t want to dump onto other providers. Moving the business stuff exclusively to the watersprite.com.au space means this won’t be quite so incongruous (I hope!).