Don't Forget To Have Fun
I had to write this post mainly because I needed to relieve a bit of stress regarding a few areas regarding the overall picture in my world as a website developer.
- I have enjoyed using this particular software even though it presents some limitations.
- The limitations is part of what makes this software product what it is.
- Web Developers Tip Of The Day- Try to mx things up once in a while yet don't forget to share your insights: I chose this photo one because it is solidly an image in The Public Domain and may be used on any website unconditionally.
I suppose its difficult to be so focused on one particular aspect of any given field, yet in my humble opinion in the website world focus is important because people who either surf into your website randomly or deliberately arrive to gain some insight should be able to get what they came for.
The web developers life can be enriching in many ways, however I suppose on the simplest level of gaining the approval of your friends and family, I would say that you are very likely to be looking in the wrong direction.
Things go wrong when developing websites for so many reasons, that its amazing that things go right once in a while.
More on this image and how it ties in with the theme of this website:
To say that I am a bit nervous about an upcoming domain transaction is an incredible understatement. As someone who owns a relatively large number of domains (as an individual)- the count varies because when domains come up for renewal its an ideal time to decide if they are worth keeping or not, yet I know I will still be the owner of over 300 domains even after the months of January and February go by.
Time is a big issue when it comes to domains. It just so happens that my domain buying habits got a bit extreme during the months of December and January last year.
One needs to keep in mind that even though one may have the greatest ideas and plans today, that tomorrow will bring a whole new set of complications to an already risky business.
There are simply no guarantees that even your best domains will ever bring in a dime of profit. The best option that any single domain buyer has to at least recoup some of their initial investment is the ability to create a website around a domain.
Sopa is up for the vote today, according to the last article or video I had read. I believe that there is no doubt that the web world needs to be put on alert that if they have been negligent in their use of of other people's intellectual property, they need to be particularly careful with regards to this matter in the future.
Among other things I have become a frequent reader of some of the forums on WordPress.org. Recently I wanted to make a comment on a particularly helpful post. Like so often happens I forgot my user name or password and decided to re-register, guess what:
On any given day I have it in mind to develop about a dozen new domains. The domains I am about to develop may have been purchase a month ago, or even a year or two ago. The issue of time becomes more important to some one who speculates on domains for the following reasons:
1. A domain you buy today, may not be valuable until sometime in the future.
2. No matter how you slice it "developing a domain takes time, thought and effort".
3. Domain parking may have been a great way to earn profits in the past, yet I myself have never really fully researched this area however I have heard some recent discussion amongst others that this area is no longer as profitable as it once was.
4. Domains are an expense, and if you are not careful its very easy to purchase a domain today, that you may not even be willing to renew a year from now.
5. When you have a large collection of domains and someone inquires about your willingness to sell one, you need to be able to quickly evaluate what the domain is currently worth to you versus its long term value as an investment or even as active website.
The photo of Stone Henge above is the perfect picture for me to use because:
- I have received an offer for two of my domains from a company that happens to be located in the UK.
- The time difference is a concern, because I am hoping that the transaction goes through quickly, and often I need to be away from computer for a few hours in a row, and I need to get the transaction completed quickly because I need the money to pay for my other expenses.
- Every transaction involving domains most likely will require some sort of time frame. If someone makes you an offer fo a domain, and you accept it as a seller, you need to pin down all of the particulars in your escrow arrangement.
- If you do not provide a conditional validity date on your acceptance of the offer and a transfer of the domain(s), you put yourself at risk of losing the sale perhaps because an offer is only valid while the person or company making the offer is sincere in their desire to acquire your domain.
- Unlike the photo of Stonehenge above no one has unlimited "time resources". Therefore every day that the final offer is not executed from the company in England that made the offer is equal to another reason for me to believe that the transaction will not got through.
We will resume our daily "Real Domain Research Postings" after finding out that the Sopa does not have the support of American legislation, and after the final details and the acceptance of the offer that was made for my two domains is completed. Like any other independently developed and managed website, this website does indeed have expenses of its own.
is about to become the website that its developer envisioned when the domain was first purchased.
PS: At the time of the completion of this post, I am also wondering if details regarding a domain name purchase or sale, should be "considered knowledge" in the public domain, or not?