Welp…here’s my obligatory ‘hello world’ post.
My vision for this blog is effectively a potpourri and catch-all for thoughts I find interesting / compelling. Hopefully my posts are entertaining, thought provoking or at least funny. What’s more, I’ll be testing different syndication technologies and other gadgets I want to explore as a technologist.
For this initial post, I’m really just evaluating wordpress as a platform from a user’s perspective (since I spend a lot of time ‘coding’ and administering it in my day job). What’s more, I want to see how SEO and social linking has changed in elevating content. One of my biggest challenges is ‘Johnny Thompson’ is a very common name – or at least the names individually are. Plus I have the added bonus of competing with a Vegas magician in my vanity searches. Yay! Maybe I should change my name to a variation of Benedict Cumberbatch – that guy has like NO competition whatsoever…lol!
Let’s see – what else? Oh – i’ve had to come back and modify this post bout 4 times as I’ve tested different things – maybe it’s time for new material. Hmmm…maybe. I wonder what I could write on next? The dangers of politics to ones personal brand? (Unless you’re a political figure, mind you). God knows I’ve said one or two things on FB that creates some friction for some!
Oh well – I guess I should move on (since I’m beginning to ramble – especially parenthetically!)
Part of saying hello-world is ensuring that you can find everything this site my be about – most notably, me 😉
While I’m at it, here I am:
Well – that about all I have for you now – except for this….ever wonder where the phrase ‘hello world’ came from? It’s almost as old as me (1972) from an obscure programming language BCPL. Stack overflow has a nice response.