April 14th, 2010, 8:09 AM
- Rep Power
I am not a ba$tard
I thought I'd post a proper introduction. I know a few of the regular members here might have already formed the wrong idea about me, so here is my attempt to show a bit more about who I am and why I'm here. Riffing off Andy's intro, let me say unequivocally that I am not a ba$tard. Really.
If you read any of that first thread that I linked to, you'll know that I work for SitePoint. And while I enjoy my job and, as I've demonstrated, will stick up for any of my colleagues who I believe are copping a hard time unnecessarily, I don't define myself entirely by my employer.
With all that said, one might ask why I'm here, other than to gallantly defend the honour of my co-workers ... well, truth be told I'd love to be in the web site investment/ownership game for myself. Seriously. I've edited articles on SitePoint about it, I once worked as a programmer and now work as a designer, so I feel like I have a good background for the logistics of maintaining/modifying sites. And I obviously have come to know the Flippa guys so have the inside intel on the marketplace. What's stopping me?
- I'm married, and have a four year old daughter. I'm biased of course, but she's adorable.
- I cycle a lot. To work, on weekends... Melbourne is a great cycling city.
- I'm in the process of writing and illustrating a children's book in my spare time.
- I don't really post in forums on a regular basis. Never have. Don't know how people find the time. That includes the SitePoint Forums. I try to be engaged to a certain degree, as it's in my best interest for doing my job, but I'll probably never be a regular who is spending all day every day chatting about stuff. On any forum. It's just not my thing.
I don't really know. One, the fact that I don't feel like I'm driven by money. I love design, love the power of visual presentation, and love making stuff that people use and go "this is awesome". But when it comes to dealing with the $, I just don't get all that interested. It's the same reason that I'd sooner give something away than be bothered listing it on eBay. I wish it weren't the case, but it's true.
And so to my first question.
How does one get excited about buying and selling websites? What is it that drives you to want to get so involved in the practice of doing so? Why do you love it so much? I'd love to hear from you.
Being honest, with my heart on my sleeve here guys. Be gentle.