May The 4th Be With You

It seems quite fitting that I launch my new site on May 4th.  I get to launch my new site, and use the worlds worst geek joke on the same day.  Stack that on top of the fact that I’m now off work until the 9th May, it’s an all round winner and a great day for it.

Anyway, this is something I’ve wanted to do for quite a while now.  I don’t know what I expect to happen with the site, I’ll probably get bored and add it to my pile of 1 million other partly completed projects I’ve started, but I might as well get it out of my system.  Who know, maybe I might actually continue with this.

For a while now, I’ve been looking for a place to vent, rant, celebrate, troll, etc etc.  I used to use forums, but I got really sick of them and the people that run them.  Most, if not all of them are ran by people as a soapbox for their opinions.  They’ll let you talk for a bit, but ultimately they will cut you off if they disagree with you or you disagree with them and dare to mention it.  With this site, I can say what I want, keep a record of my thoughts and ideas.  Maybe I might get one or two readers interested in my thoughts.

I recently started a new job.  Just over a week ago now.  I started on the 28th April, which happens to be the birthday of a good friend of mine, Jac.  So unfortunately we haven’t been out for a drink yet, sorry about that if you ever read this, hopefully by then we’ve been for a drink.  Anyway, my new job title is SEO Programmer.  This involves using a range of tools coupled with some ever changing SEO knowledge to hopefully increase a clients web sites rankings on Google and other search engines.  I wont bore myself listing all the details.  But as part of the induction, I was introduced to WordPress.  I’m not going to turn this into some selling tool for WordPress, but wow.  It really grabbed me and I thought I must set up a site of my own with it, so here we are.

I am still in the process of setting it up and tweaking it.  I downloaded the theme by Caroline Moore which happened to be a featured theme at the time and is very nice.  I still need to tweak it a little, get rid of the cupcake at the top etc.  I’ll sort that out shortly.  Theme, plugins, SEO then who knows what.  I’m not going to turn this into a job, but I want to see if I can keep it updated and see how well I can get in the SERPS for Google, for keywords I’ve not decided on yet.

I’m gunna go play Eve Online for a little bit now.  Damn wormhole in my system should be about to close.  More about Eve later no doubt.  I’ll be back later.

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