This is definitely not the title I had envisioned nor the post that I had planned for this point in time but this is the post I have for you today. I am hoping that in sharing this openly that it might somehow inspire someone in the same condition and let them know that they are not alone. Failure on its own is not bad since what becomes of you after is more important than the failure itself.
This post is a story of my passion and drive for a particular domain and how I have struggled and failed repeatedly to bring it to its full potential. Where do I start, I will try a quick summary of events leading to my latest failure. I purchased Petmemorial(dot)com a couple of years ago in the secondary market. At the time of purchase, all I had was passion and love for animals. (more…)
Just thought you guys will get a kick out of this. It is possible a lot of you may have already received similar offers in the past but I have come to realize that no two domainers replies to offers quite the same way. These days I have taken to ignoring obvious low ball offers from Sedo. A lot of people will frown at this practice and I am not advocating it to be the best method but I am thinking if you see a category killer domain with more than 10 past offers, it is unlikely, 500 bucks is the asking price. When offers come to me directly via email, sometimes, I will wait till I get to my home office to reply to such offers after due research and other times, I will reply immediately from my Droid. (more…)
Today is veterans day (See me in my Air Force blues; circa 1998) . It is fashionable for a company to claim that they support our troops or that they support veterans but how many really do? Without knowing some companies actually do not support our troops and those who support there efforts overseas even when they could have. This issue has been on my chest now for about 4 years.
It all started when I served with the US Air force as a support contractor in the desert about 4 years ago, this is a couple of years after my enlistment. When you wanted to shop online, it was then you discovered that very few companies will ship to military bases overseas even though it would have cost them the same thing as shipping to any stateside by Priority mail. US bases overseas use what is called APO or FPO zip codes. When I was there, I had to take my hats off for (more…)
Going from a free site to an adsense site may not be much of a challenge but going from a free/donations/ adsense site to a product based site is not so easy. As some of you know, my designers and programmers have been working on PetMemorial(dot)com for some time now. Design wise they are 90% done but when it comes to functionality, we may still have some extensive tweaking to do. Well I took the time this weekend to give the site a face lift. We have often referred to the old site as the functional place holder of the real deal. I think I will call this one the interim place holder of the final site.
What you see now is nothing like what the actual site will look like. This is just me playing around but with a purpose. (more…)