I’ve finally arrived to WordPress, an amazing free platform to do self-journal-ling online or what is called blogging (shortened from weblogging). I thought it would be neat to share a little bit of how I got here.
In 1995 a family member setup an Internet Service Provider and I was one of his first customers. I developed my first website back in 1995 called The Digital Tree. It was an eclectic mix of interests combining interest in politics, spirituality, video games, etc.
In 2000 I became more involved with politics and created a book that made the striking case that Canada’s First Past the Post elections are twisting voting intentions. I wrote and self-published an ebook called Polls, Parties, and Power that measured elections across the Canadian federation.
This was captured in Beacon Publishing, a personal venture that attempted to also do some affiliate marketing as a sideline.
My interest in politics waned as my idealistic notions ran up against stark realities. My lack of patience ushered me out of the political arena.
This lead to a brief venture into a semi-professional websites as Accidental Design but it was very tedious to update pages.
I remained interested in online businesses and looked for ventures to invest into. I came across a local game developer through an article in the local press. I reached out to them and asked if I could meet with them to be a potential investor.
My meeting with Complex Games was positive and enthusiastic. I pitched a game to them and they agreed to develop it. I also asked if they were looking for investors. The relationship grew as they worked on Warlocks (never released) and I became an investor and financial backer.
This lead to the creation of Promaginy in 2004. I collapsed my different ideas into this website and formally made a company. That became the focus for me for a while and I had a static website as my person ‘clearing house’ page.
I eventually stumbled onto WordPress and it changed my online world. This brings me to 2008 and the launch of BilLOGs.net, my first blogging website where I could explore ideas and become familiar with the dynamic WordPress platform.
I think that Blogging will be a critical way to share ideas and a potential to create a serious business sideline off of this. I am very excited to begin working with WordPress.
Note: That during an update of my posts, I have added links to the original sites thanks to Archive.org