This is the first post so an introduction seems a great place to start. I built this site, server, and all the trappings as part of a class. Actually as a part of creating a class I teach. If you are curious, the class details can be found on my other site, Develpreneur.com. When I built this site it had no real purpose. Since this website is a part of a class, I realized it could be a great tool. The best way to learn is by doing.
I have always had a bit of a writing itch and this makes a great place to scratch it. This could be the start of some little side business, but the goal is to show how easy it is to build a site and bring together like-minded people. The course we teach about starting a business emphasizes finding a passion. I am passionate about running my mouth, even in a virtual sense. Therefore, this will be fun.
Of course, we are all unique. Like-minded is a broad term. I think I will delve into topics way beyond the technology I use every day. This will lead to a wide enough field of topics that I am sure you will find at least a few where you can disagree. But wait, part of the trick is that this site has no real budget or marketing plans. Since you are reading this (and are not a student sent here on an assignment) then I have already exceeded my expectations for it.
The Fine Print
I mentioned that I have no budget. That is not completely true. I have access to tools through my job that I will use to build this site. As I make use of a tool I will provide some notes about it and free or low-cost alternatives. This is a hobby site so I figure it is ok to spend a little money on your hobby. Particularly if that hobby has a chance to make money. The best way to happiness is to do what you love and get paid enough to cover your needs.
That gives me an idea for a first, non-tech post…