Why Do I Even Have A Website

I was asking myself this question last night as I was talking to a friend about what I do. I basically spend all day working on other people's websites, figuring out how to integrate a feature into their site, or how to make something that they have thought out in non-programmer language to work on their sites. I enjoy my work, taking a client's idea and making it become real, in a digital world.

I bought the domain and hosting space on some July 4th special with Dreamhost. Awesome deal. Something like $10 for a year of hosting and registering a domain name. I bought it because I thought I'd enjoy a website that I'd get to play with and try things out on instead of a clients. Yeah, that's hardly happened, primarily because each site I work on is distinctly different and it would take too much time to set this site up like the other sites.

So then I thought I'd blog, and share photos and what not. Well, considering this is blog entry #2... since JULY (!) we can all see how well that's going. I was going to integrate my Smugmug account with this; matching menu system as much as possible, possibly the same background thing so that it feels like my Smugmug was just a part of this site, instead of a completely separate site. So I took some time to look at the blogs I do enjoy reading; they're either tech related (boring to the average user) or funny tech (I'm not funny), or they test drive cars. I could do the test drive bit, but I'd run out of cars to test drive (own) pretty quick. And I don't think Porsche or Ferrari would be willing to let some no name blogger take some of their finest out for some test drives, but I can dream.

In the end I want to try and update the blog part of this site a minimum of once a week. I've even entered it into my Remember The Milk to do list. Along with blog/photo updates I want to work on the backend of the site. So, here's hoping I get it together, or next year I'll have a hard time justifying the $100+ to renew my Smugmug and this site.


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