It’s hard to believe but I’ve had an online presence in one form or another for close to fifteen years now. Back in 2006 I discovered the then relatively new WordPress version 2 and decided to start blogging. I immediately fell in love with it and began learning CSS and PHP to tweak the theme. But I wasn’t a true blogger at the time. I was more of a tinkerer. Always fiddling with my website in my spare time.
That would change in Dec of 2009, when I decided to take my freelance business full-time. I set a goal for self promotion, and began blogging about entrepreneurship, self improvement and lifestyle design after. Out of the gate I turned out a number of articles, but as my business took off my blog and personal website flatlined.
Unfortunately, I haven’t blogged as much in the recent past; my waking hours spent worrying about business and life issues than crafting new content. Things I would have blogged about in the past are now published as tweets. Adventures to talk about have become images shared on my Instagram account.
Today, I find myself right back where I was in 2009. 2015 is going to be a big year of change for my family. We’re launching ourselves on an exciting adventure and taking some huge personal risks.
As part of my upcoming endeavors I need to have an established online brand again. As a professional front end developer, a lack of website, or for that matter, a broken website speaks volumes.
Recently I find myself wanting to share more of my thoughts openly and freely. When I do have the time, I thoroughly enjoy writing long-form articles and have been collecting my thoughts in a wonderful app called DayOne for the past year.
For this these reasons, I’ve decided its time to reboot this site and get back to writing.
I have a few goals in mind for this project, which I hope to have completed and running Jan 1st, 2015.
Roll ubuntu 14.04 server with LEMP Migrate from WordPress to Jeykll Move blog comments to Disqus Deploy repo of site on Github Deploy Cloudflare CDN 301 Redirect MikeKey.com to mk3y.com
- Redesign Website for 2015
- Rewrite About Page
- Set regular blogging goals (2 posts per month)
- Learn new skills
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