About

About
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Unlike many blogs out there, this blog will not aspire to be a blog. It will, in fact, not even aspire to not be a blog.

The reason? It's simple... when you do not have the feintest of idea what you want to accomplish but you have a need or desire to share the inner workings of your brain and your life with the world out there - then it will come forth in many differents forms or media.

The reason for this blog, if I really have to give a reason - is to provide myself with a semi-formal / semi-permanent digital home to document my own goals, pitfalls and exciting new things in my life. Be it work, personal, relational or one of my many hobbies. I would like to be able to look back one day and go down memory lane as I read through my own blog.

But, at the same time I also wish to have a platform where I can write down my thoughts, hopefully to find some sanity and clear the muddyness in my head with all that is going on in there - and hopefully somebody out there can relate and also find some of my articles useful :)

Who am I?

My name is Riaan le Roux. I am a young {tech} pastor, or what I call an online pastor. That is my formal job. A freakin cool job, to be frank.

I was called into the ministry, full-time, when I was 23 years old. I started working at my local church and started studying theology part time. Before that, I studied a bachelors in electronic engineering, which I dropped out of after 4 years. I love technology and electronics, however my heart wasn't in it. My heart was at our church. I desired to minister full-time.

So what do I do? I preach, now and then... but my main job is to digitize and distribute all of our media online. Live streaming, social media, marketing, podcasts, publishing and distribution... you name it. If it is online, then it kind of falls under my scope of responsibilities.

Besides for my work, I am married to a smart and beautiful lady, called Candice. She is a foundation phase teacher. We got married in March 2018 and so far no kids yet, hopefully soon!

I have many hobbies and interests. From online (social) gaming, hunting, fishing, 3d printing, tinkering with computers, digging for Raspberry Pi tutorials, media servers, knives and biking! Oh, did I mention RC cars or toys? lol there is too much! But, all these hobbies or interests keep me sane, helps me to switch-off in a sense.

Thanks for taking the time to read this about page, it is only a teeny glimpse into what I like and what I do, but to get to who I am, please subscribe and follow along. I am an open book, I wear my heart on my sleeve and I enjoy talking - much to my wife's dismay! But, I am sure it ain't boring :-P

See you around :)

God bless,
Riaan