There have been thousands, if not millions, of would-be programmers that have started their journey by printing these words to the console:
We are not strictly a tech startup, although there are a few developer types in our ranks, but it does seem quite appropriate that we start our blog by saying hello to everyone and introducing ourselves: We are the Collective Network.
We are a group of individuals that have come together to share some moments with you, through this site and through social media. We are bound by the love of taking photos, tagging and commenting on each others snaps through Instagram. Every so often, we come together as a group for a drink and a laugh, and we spread the love through our Insta group.
@kowloonboy: Dude, I hate to break this to you but you're not #instafamous. No one is going to troll you.
@helloperryc: I don't know about Insta man, I don't like it when people troll others. I'll stick to Flickr thanks.
@kowloonboy: Because I'm on there. Kate is on there. A fair few of us are on there. Share the love with your colleagues man. Add us and let's have a laugh.
@helloperryc: But give me one good reason why I should be more active on it?
And with that innocent suggestion, the adding, tagging and friendly banter began.
The group has since grown to include other creatives in our wider circle. We're all here to share a little bit of our ourselves, our moments, our creations and our expertise in our own areas. We sure hope that you'll come and join us on travels.
Let the good times roll.
note: @kowloonboy has since moved on to greener pastures late last year. We wish the cheeky rascal the very best!