Hello world, indeed! I’m Nicole, and I’m incredibly excited to be joining the fall 2013 cohort of The Maker Square. I’ll talk more about why this is going to be such a game-changer in my life later, but for now, I’m just here to express my happiness at having this, my first blog post, up for you to read.
To be fair, this isn’t really my first ever blog post. I’ve kept a private blog for years on LiveJournal.com; the sort where one keeps up with old friends with postings about day-to-day life and the terrific dinner I had last night. It’s been fun there, and certainly a great exercise in how to write for an audience, but there are only so many posts of, “I had a cheese sandwich today, here’s a picture of my cat,” that anybody but my Mom wants to read. Since part of becoming a web developer is having a public presence on the web, one of my first projects, before I even start out in the program itself, was to get this real blog up and running.
Believe it or not, in the ten years I’ve been geeking around the internet, I’ve never had any reason to set up a proper space of my own before, although I did once figure out how to point a domain name to a Tumblr account. So, just getting this blog up and running has proved to be a learning experience.
So… hey, I just met you, and this is crazy, but cool stuff is coming, so subscribe, maybe?