11 December 2009

Build a Website...Leave a Legacy

Last week I attended a Bloggers Meetup and we discussed websites, blogs, and social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Everyone was amazed that I don’t tweet, cuz I have enough to do, thank you very much. I do maintain several websites and blogs and I have a blast on several networking sites. There is a ginormous world out there and it is great when you can connect with some of it via the web. I am all about creating and being a part of communities, and the web is no different.

I believe everyone should have a website, especially if you plan to start or grow your own business. These days, building a website is easy and trĂ©s inexpensive. Back in the day when I began on the web, I built my first site using HTML. Today, I couldn’t even tell you what HTML stands for. Of course, I was younger and more adventurous. Now, all you have to do is register a domain, get a website builder and let ‘er rip!

A website is not only great for building an online business; it is great for just keeping in touch with distant relatives. I know several folks who have sites and blogs only for the family. I think that is a great idea. My family doesn’t even know what the web is! So, there goes that idea. But for the normal, twenty-first century families, it is a fantastic way to keep everyone in the loop with who’s dating who, who was born and when, who kicked off and of course, lots of photos.

I may be partial here, but blogs totally rock! What a great way to do content management. I can post when I choose and the page is always fresh and never stagnate. It can also be a legacy for future generations. Although, by the time the grandchildren grow up, websites and blogs will probably have a whole new feel. Remember the Jetsons?

By the way, I was made assistant organizer of the Bloggers Meetup. Go figure?

Coach Carolyn


Angela said...

Hey Carolyn,

I agree with this, particularly since you never know how something that you share may benefit someone else. I've been thinking of starting one for some time.


Carolyn D. Townes, SFO said...

Thanks, Angela. No time like the present!