It was about a year ago that I finished work on one of my side projects called The Best & The Worst Project. The concept for the site was simple: people could post their ideas for what was the best of something and what was the worst of something.
After I reached my first working version of the site I mostly lost interest in developing it any further. I didn’t really see a point to it and as such regarded it as a learning experience more than anything else.
This morning I was reading my tech news blogs as I usually do and came upon this article from TechCrunch: Amen Aims To Find The Best Of Everything With A Smart Interface. After only reading the article’s title I was reminded of something very similar…my site that I created a year ago.
As I read the article a grin formed on my face. A year ago I stopped developing the site because I didn’t feel it had legs to grow but it certainly seems there are people out there who disagree. This site is nicely developed and even has an iPhone app to complement the website.
Again, I’m not so sure of how large anyone can take a site based off this idea but it’s certainly encouraging to see I wasn’t the only one with the idea. In fact it’s downright exciting that an idea I had a year ago has seen itself reborn in the eyes of another. Gives me some nice validation that the ideas I have aren’t all just for nothing.
Also you can rest assured that this will only make me work doubly hard on my next site. It’s well under construction and I hope to have it ready for show sometime in the near future. Near future being the upcoming few months or sooner.
And if you haven’t checked it out already, go visit Amen for another twist on my Best & Worst Project idea.
Hello everybody. Three things I’d like to make note of today:
1) Long overdue for an update, my About page has now been revised with more current and relevant information. With the new edit I hope I – the person – will be more understandable from the position of a stranger, and more accessible. I figure it never hurts to have more friends, so why not present myself in a friendly and approachable manner? I am particularly partial to the Care Bear picture I took at the end of the page. Let me know your thoughts in this post.
2) I’ve rearranged the display of my content somewhat. I’ve moved the links to my archived posts to the bottom of the page, added a neat calendar widget, and changed up the top navigation bar to post topics that I update more frequently.
3) I’ve added a small Google AdSense block on the right side of my blog for two reasons: 1) I would not mind making money off my blog and writings and 2) I want to gain experience and understanding of how Google AdSense works.
Aside from that I hope you enjoy reading my words. They take me some time to write, but hopefully you’ll enjoy reading them for a lot longer.
P.S.: That door knob picture is by me. Hope you like it :).
The new news today is Boy Genius Reports, a site dedicated to mobile news including iPhone’s and BlackBerry’s, has been sold and its previously un-named owner revealed. The site founder wrote under the alias Boy Wonder for the entire duration of the site’s existence until its purchase today. The fellow is named Jonathan Geller, a fellow Greenwich High School student, someone whose name I’ve previously known and last I heard of was attempting a rap career. Congrats Jon.