Thursday, September 25, 2008

Starting Fresh

Remember Homestead?

If you're not sure what I'm talking about, Homestead is a hosting site that used to allow you to make your own domain...for free!

Then again, I was still in grammar school when it was free, so this had to be around 10 years ago or so. My computer teacher (in one of his very few teaching attempts the whole 8 years I had him as a teacher) showed us how to make our own domains and create websites using html. Can you believe that when I was in like 5th or 6th grade I knew how to do html rather proficiently? What a shame I can't still do it as well now...

Homestead was popular in the time before social networking sites were popular, when a person would get in much more trouble trying to play solitaire or Collapse (throwback!) at work versus getting in trouble for trying to access Facebook or Myspace.

Why was I looking at Homestead, you might ask? It's because I need a domain.

That's right. I'm starting a new blog.

See, the Joker said, "If you're good at something, never do it for free." I blog constantly now, and it's about time I started getting paid to do it. Unfortunately, my PR is under the rocks right now and my url leaves a little to be desired. To my defense, I didn't expect my blog to evolve the way it has now. Believe it or not, I actually started blogging in February, and this was more of a personal diary that no one read. But in June I started going more public and appealing to a different audience.

It would take way too much work to try to get this one suited up for monetization. Plus, I wouldn't have any place to rant and rave and post pictures of myself anymore (and we all know how I love to do that). So I'm just going to start a new one. I'm going to purchase my own domain and everything (in time...I'm a poor college student, and there are other things I have to invest my money in first, like groceries and rent and bills).

Of course, I'll be linking to it once it's up and running. I thought maybe I'd have it up by today but I got too lazy so I'll work on it tomorrow.

Look for more info as events develop.

2 comments:

Jaded said...

Hey! Everyone needs a side hustle!

I used to be real good at HTML during the blackplanet days...It seems like Css and java are all the rage now!

Thanks for stopping by...I'll be back!

Demiera said...

Damn took it back to blackplanet!! That was hot a loonng time ago... I don't even think I was supposed to be on blackplanet when it was hot...

And thanks for visiting back! I'll be back on your site too!