The theme of today’s post is ‘starting over.”
I was looking for a new default, minimalist, WordPress theme based off the Twitter Bootstrap code. I couldn’t find one I liked…so I started building my own…from scratch…it’s hard. After a week or so, I began to get frustrated with the process (I am not a great PHP developer, but I also don’t pretend to be one) and started looking again for a new default, minimalist, WordPress theme…etc., etc.
When I was 13 I found a BMX bike frame in the street. It was white, wheel-less, handle-bar-less, it was just a frame. I thought this would be a great opportunity to start over and build a custom bike. I purchased a killer chain, handle-bars, mushroom grips, and freewheel gears. It was going to be an epic ride. But then I received a new BMX bike as a gift and the parts of my epic ride still haunt the garage of my parents home in Southern California.
I went to college for three years before I really knew what I wanted to do as a career. I started as an environmental engineering student. I (kinda) made it through my first year. The second, and third year were at a series of community colleges. During one of my required classes, I realized that completing the classes and transferring to a college was more work than benefit. At the end of that day, I dropped out of that community college and enrolled as a new student at California State University, Fullerton. I was starting college over.
I was an advertising major (creative track). My mind was focused. I was determined to finish this time and I did. But I never worked for an ad agency or created any ads for any companies. Instead, I develop, code, and market websites.
When websites are done correctly, they are great pieces of advertising. If you need a website, you should spend some money to have it made (I know someone good). You could teach yourself HTML and CSS. You can take a class on Internet Marketing, SEO, SEM, and graphic design. It’s hard…you’ll just end up starting over…with a professional website builder…like me.