It seems like so long ago that I started my first blog. It was hosted on blogspot, and it recorded the various projects I started (and mostly never finished) at the time. After a while, I realized that WordPress was a superior platform, especially because it put more emphasis on professional themes, and I switched. After all this time, I finally have my own place to call home on the Internet: peterdavoust.com.
The idea came to me as I read a book called Hacking Your Education by Dale J. Stephens. The book recommends setting up a professional profile for yourself on your own personal website. I’ve been toying with the idea of registering my own domain for a while, but I didn’t really think it was worth the investment. After all, $45 for a year’s domain registration and hosting is cheap, but that money could buy a lot of coffee at Starbucks*. But after Stephens’ recommendation, I started to think it was a good idea. After all, I’m going to start applying for jobs at the end of the summer, and it would be nice to be able to put my money where my mouth is and say, “Yes, I am a computer person and a child of the late 20th century: check out my website!”
So here’s my site. My professional home on the Internet. A place for me to show off my accomplishments, talk about my goals, and rally the troops in my hunt for a job, and a life in the real world.
*Coffee and tea are my main fuels throughout the day, so I drink a lot of them.