I finally have my own custom designed, personal blog…and it’s about time!
Over a year ago, I purchased a domain-name (weshather.com) and a 256mb slice but I never ended up setting it up and making my blog live. My biggest excuse being that I was too busy with other things like working on Team Apart. But this was a bunch of bologna and really I was just too lazy and didn’t see the value in it. There is actually a ton of value in having an online presence that a blog provides for you, especially somebody in my field. It legitimizes you as a developer/designer while advertising your skills and services and also gives you a place to vent.
Last week, I realized I still haven’t set up my blog. Bah! I figured the domain name weshather.com was a little boring and too conservative so I decided to go with hiwes.com. Plus it’s four characters shorter! It took me a couple days to design and implement my wordpress blog theme which I’m happy with for now. I’ll keep tweaking it but I think it’s simple and aesthetically pleasing enough to launch. Give me feedback on what you think.
My goal is to post at least twice a week on this blog and hopefully I can keep it interesting. Please slap me in the eye if my posts are starting to bore you and I’ll add some spunk immediately. It’s about time to wrap up my first blog post so I’ll leave you with a picture of this delicious fish sandwich from the Wilde Rover in downtown Kirkland because I’m starving and I need to get some lunch.