Returning visitor! Introduce yourself!

While I’m working on some coding related posts, I need some content to appear on this site. So you guys, won’t delete my blog from your RSS readers and bookmarks πŸ˜‰

I know, there are some returning visitors (~20%), and today, I decided to make the first step towards community building. (Blaaah, am I really blogger?) I want you to drop a comment on my blog telling something about you. Where are you from; what do you do; what blogs / forums you read; what kind of posts you like / want to read; or anything you want to say. Your valuable feedback will help me to improve this crappy blog and attract more readers.

I know we all busy and don’t have time for commenting someone’s blog. I don’t hurry you. Comment anytime you want. To make commenting easier, here is my short story…

I’m WEB addicted nerd from Europe that never stops looking for some fresh techno-coding stuff. I got the first computer (can I really call it a computer?) in … I can’t remember when. 15 or 16 years ago perhaps. It was heavy, ugly-looking basic-driven box that switched my mind once and for all. One day the box burned down. My dad took it to a local repair shop across the street, but they said the box’s “XYZ” diagram is missing and they can do nothing. Now, the box is buried somewhere in the parent’s house. (I donno, maybe I should do a pic of it.)

I’ve started serious coding 10 years ago. Have studied computer sciences for 6 years at university, and graduated 3 years ago. I also had a share in one adventurous web biz that failed. When I’m looking back in time, I see how stupid we were. We couldn’t squeeze juices out from a low hanging fruit. But that’s another story. Now I have IT related job that I’m not really crazy about (sounds familiar? :D), do coding and SEO for money and myself. In next two-three years I’m going to quit my job and start my own biz. Working for someone else is not for me. Why? Steve Pavlina can explain it better than me.

The blog you’re reading is just a hobby that will never grow up to something like John Chow’s monster. But it’s getting better over time. I have some good blogging ideas in my todo list that can drive good amount of traffic. BTW, my message for those who doubt – yes it’s possible, you can make money blogging, and it’s easier than you think. Just don’t quit after two-three months. Take a break when you don’t have anything to say. Learn something and return to blogging when you’re fresh enough to give something valuable for free. It pays off. I’m saying it, because I made more than planned. It just takes time.

So that’s it for today. I hope you’re not angry about this long codeless post. And don’t forget to introduce yourself

Take care!

9 thoughts on “Returning visitor! Introduce yourself!”

  1. Jonas, you are “200 comments” winner!

    You won dofollow link from the From Zero To SEO home page for one month! Congrats man!

    Drop me a comment with URL & anchor you want. No farma, sex or other bad website plz.

  2. I read this site from time to time (when you feel like updated, lol).

    I like you have a day job as a developer, but I don’t think I can work for someone else for the rest of my life. It’s not about working less. It’s more about working on what I want, when I want, from wherever I feel like it.

    Like I said I’m a somewhat of a developer. Never when to school for it (do have a degree in networking). I spend most of my time working on side projects to generate a little extra cash. I did get lucky with some marketing on MySpace when the ad network launched, but I don’t do so great with paid traffic anymore.

    My buddy and I write tutorials occasionally over at teamtutorials.com . Some of the older ones aren’t so great, but they rank well so we leave em up. The site almost makes enough to pay for all of our hosting, almost.

    I do enjoy reading your posts. A few of them have set the wheels spinning in my head. Thanks.

  3. If by returning, you mean in the last 3 weeks on a regular basis…then, Hello!

    I too am a developer, though self-taught I consider myself a hack and I ask a lot of dumb questions, but I REALLY enjoy the whole processes of figuring out how to do something programatically. Read: Geek.

    I love this site because it’s giving me ideas about things I’ve never considered before (some not so good) but they’re all a learning experience.

    That’s all I’ve got to say really.

    Love ya work, keep it up, etc etc.
    Brad

  4. Hey!
    I hope to see more interesting stories from readers, but now some words about my dirty ass!

    I think every body has the story in the pocket about his first “MEGA mainframe” and of course I have one either, but I will not tell you about that piece of crap! I will not tell about my job because I came there at 7:30 in the morning and I want to vomit on it…. My task list really sux!!!

    I think every active reader of the fzts have visited already my super project. Yes, that is the website what I’m thinking about for a 24h, but not 7 days a week. I like fishing, and it is good that I have something where I can get inspiration and relaxation. What are your hobbies, guys? What are you doing away from keyboard?

  5. Brad, sent you an email – where to get proxies.

    Thanks for commenting.

    Cyprus, you start really early πŸ˜€ 7:30am! Man, I know why you hate your job πŸ˜€

  6. Well, my name is Jean, I just enjoy working on websites, as well as being on the computer. Not much really to say about myself, but for the most part as long as you keep writing articles on how to drive traffic, and articles in regards to being a webmaster in today’s day and age is generally the stuff i prefer to read nowadays.

    -Jean

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