I’m not here to reinvent the wheel
Some people are though. And we have them to thank for the modern internet that we have today. Some people are the ones who took us from the trashy, cluttered looking websites of the 1990’s to the simple, responsive, no-nonsense websites we have today. Some people invented the three bars menu that we have come to expect on any website where you have to login. Some people invented making all website content centered in a continuous vertical block in the middle of the screen instead of making all website text gravitationally pulled to the left side of the screen, like a Microsoft Word document. No, not I. I am not here to do any of that. I am here to simply contribute content to the internet, somewhat for my own pleasure, and somewhat in hopes that maybe three or four other people out there, somewhere far away, like Boise, Idaho, will also gain some enlightenment from some of the things I have discovered or created.
I tip my hat to those who have had the original ideas. I’m looking at you, Pinterest post makers. I’m looking at you graphic designers. I’m looking at you, TV commercial marketing professionals. Hats off to people who come up with the good idea first so that the rest of the world can adopt and spread them around. I suppose I do not have a mind for visual originality. I don’t think that I’ll ever be the one to create the new style, but I am happy to see the style, whatever it is, and help make it popular. I may not possess visual originality, but I do feel like I have the mind and heart for sonic originality. And I have learned that some people are like that.
Praise the Internet for everything that is on it! All of the cat videos. All the song lyrics. And everything on Reddit. The Internet has almost everything!
Side note: Every time I type the word “internet” on my iPhone, it autocorrects it to Internet, with a capital I. Checking it out on Wikipedia, this is on purpose, because there is only 1 Internet that connects everything and therefore it believes it deserves to be a proper noun. Pretty bold move if you ask me, considering the word “earth” is hardly ever capitalized, and that’s where we keep all of our stuff!
Yes, the Internet has almost everything. Except, every once in a while, when I can’t find a specific guitar tab, or a how-to guide to make something, or the correct opinion on a certain subject. And for this reason, we have this site, to fill in all of those gaps. And little by little, I plan to do so.
So here we have this website. Built on WordPress. And perhaps you might say WordPress is so 10 years ago, but guess what? WordPress powers one third of the internet! So, since everyone else is doing it… But also I find it very easy to use, and that’s partially because I am a software developer. I think there are other website design/hosting/building tools out there, like GoDaddy’s site builder, Wix, and Weebly, but that brings me to my third point. WordPress is free. Well … it is if you know how to do it right, and I do. I think the other options I listed have free options, but I’m getting the full package with WordPress for free, because I am taking care of hosting myself. And we can’t forget my fourth point, which is that this site is much better than my last site. And I have used WordPress to build other sites before, so I already had a head start when building this one.
The featured image in this post is a picture I took with my Nikon camera while I was on a cruise in the middle of the Carribean sea. I liked the photo so much that I decided to make it my computer desktop background. Now, when I use Windows 10, before I log in it graces me with a photo taken of some remote part of the world (perhaps even as remote as Boise, Idaho). I think many of these photos reveal places that are simply gorgeous, and that I would’ve never discovered by myself. For this reason it is now a #lifegoal to visit as many of these places in real life as possible. Forget destination places like Paris, France or Honolulu, Hawaii! I want to see these glorious forces of nature with my own eyes! Also I wouldn’t mind visiting Paris or Honolulu also.
I took this picture and posted it because I think the Internet could use more of it. And I think the Internet could use a little more of a few of the things that I have to offer. So here goes, Internet!