Welcome to my new blog/journal. I’m more fond of calling these things journals than blogs, simply because I have been keeping online journals since WAY before the “blog” craze started. I started doing journals in early 2001 with my first community website that went by www.etbustudents.cc. Unfortunately the administration of ETBU did not appreciate competition against the university website www.etbu.edu that offered more entertainment along with the usual information, to students. Kinda like a communist setup, where they control the media that the students see. It was an ongoing issue with the students vs the admin.
Anyway, I started doing journals on there, in the form of opinion columns, and didn’t do them as often as I do these days. It was those opinion columns that got noticed as my friends and I published them. The administration soon caught wind of the site, and scoured it for any reason to shut it down. They found one — one non-negative comment about the president of the university. They showed it to him, he said block it, and thus ended the reign of etbustudents.cc.
Now we have a better site, not focused on the university or any organization in particular. It’s simply a site for college/high-school aged people to come and chill on the internet, in a friendly internet atmosphere — that site is www.the-spot.net. It’s going on its 3rd year in publication and doing quite well for a site that never used any formal method of advertisement…only word-of-mouth.
When it started, it spread like wildfire throughout Nacodgoches High School, and from there, went through the grapevine to other states, and other countries.
So there is some background on the parent site, the-spot.net, and now the purpose of this blog…
I moved out recently and deemed the apartment I moved into worthy of a name, since I am the first of my friends to officially move out and stay moved out. So I thought of a catchy name, and came up with a spin-off of one. Like House is called hizzy in the slang…I call my apartment Pizzy, like Apizzy without the A. And it was recommended that I create a personal site, and it represents the personal side of the-spot.net, just as thepizzy represents my personal side of my real-life friends that are on the-spot.net.
Therefore, this blog will have posts about all kinds of things from here on out…some about relationships, some about technology, some about my ideas. One thing to note, if you copy my ideas (and I know you will) and take them to make money…all I ask, is that you give me credit for the incubation of your idea. I’ll take monetary donations as well 😉 .
Welcome to thepizzy.net!