I can thank my parents for that. My siblings, too.
Not once did anyone ever tell me, “No, you can’t do that.” It was always, “Just work hard, I am sure you can do it.”
What does all of that mean? Well, it means I have always been a dreamer.
In my home city, there’s a small theater (holds about 400 people) that’s been out of commission for the better part of five years now. The area around it is in flux. Well, the city would like to tell you that they’re developing CitySquare. Who knows when that’s going to be completed. Also, there’s a ton of stuff to be mindful of. What if, like most other things in this city, this is never completed? What if it doesn’t boom as higher-ups wants it to and they drop a lot of what is in there?
As a potential business owner, it would be a bad move if you dumped a ton of money into your venue and everything around it just crumbles or, worse, never gets off the ground.
Nevertheless, those “What ifs” didn’t stop me and a good friend of mine from a conversation related to the venue and the business possibilities related to it. Sure, it was after midnight and we were dead tired as we were discussing it, but we made a lot of sense. At least, we think we did.
Every time you turn around, there’s something else for the Web that you have to learn. Sometimes, it’s something that you’re just slow on the uptake. Other times, it’s brand new things. About.me is — and you won’t hear me say this often about an AOL product nowadays — brilliant. Most people have multiple social media accounts — Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Linked In, FourSquare — and some even have a blog, too. Around.me helps you aggregate that all together in one tidy page. Effing genius, I tell you. As the about us About.me page says, “Create your personal splash page. Quickly build a personal and dynamic splash page that points visitors to your content from around the web.” Again, effing genius, I tell you. Kudos, AOL. I wonder if Arianna Huffington had anything to do with it? While you’re there, you can look at other people’s splash pages. Some are good, some not.