For my first post, I figured I should answer the question everyone is (or should be) asking about the website. Why?
I could point to many reasons I decided to create it, one being it’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. However, there are the three better reasons why I finally decided to jump into the deep end of the internet pool.
- A life journal
I have an account on all of the major social networks, so I could use one of those for my journal. I’m just not that comfortable “sharing” on them. It could be paranoia, insecurity, or a combination of the two, but it concerns me that whatever you share on these platforms belongs to them. For example, Facebook continually takes more and more of your private posts and information and makes it public. People complain, but based on their terms of service, it’s well within their rights. They own the data you put on their network.
Well, with my own website, I can comfortably speak and share knowing who defined the terms of service for the site – me!
My website is meant to act as a place where I can share and record my thoughts and life events for me to look back on. It will also serve as a legacy to current and future generations who might wonder, “what was he thinking?” Well, now they’ll know.
- Discover and establish a voice
Running my own business has made me more aware of how important communicating and networking is. I follow a number of people through their websites and blogs, many of whom I’ve never met. However, I feel like I know them because of the thoughts they share. I’d like to discover and establish a voice so people can connect and network with me, even if we’ve never met.
- My digital playground
Deep down, I’m a software enthusiast (or call me a software geek if you prefer). I like to tinker with software, and I’ve become particularly fascinated with web technologies. Having my own website will give me an outlet to experiment with different technologies, learn more about web programming, and put this knowledge into practice. I know the website doesn’t look like much now, but I’m hopeful that it will become more visually appealing and engaging over time.
So thanks for stopping by – I’m glad you did. Feel free to drop me a line and share your thoughts on any of my posts. I’d love to hear from you!