Do you have your own site? If so, of what?

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  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

    HappyDude20

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    I'm considering buying a domain and creating a website. Of what? Beats me.

    Still though, kinda exciting (in an odd way), to have your own portal to the Internet...aside from the Facebook and Twitter realms; though who knows.. Yours may be linked to them.

    Id love ideas.

    I'm not really selling anything. Just wanna have a site. lol.

    Maybe YouTube videos? A blog of sorts? A tumblr?

    ..:rolleyes:
     
  2. twietee, Sep 14, 2012
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    twietee macrumors 603

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    I'm having one. Did it last year and it was partly about having some fun as I never did sth. like it before.

    But seriously, I consider it as a platform I use to present some works I've done/will do and because the
    domain got free. I'll change content everytime I feel like it - general design is very minimal though. I need to wait a year or so then I can use it 100% professional.

    For now some friends check it or they show it to some other people (and mourn because I exchanged content already). Nothing big...for now
     
  3. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    So you're saying you have a site, but don't update it often and rather just let the site be?
     
  4. twietee, Sep 14, 2012
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    twietee macrumors 603

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    err, no the opposite. it's not a blog though, I exchange instead of adding stuff.

    Maybe to clarify: I'm an architect but we do have to work professionally for minimum two years after graduation so that we can call ourselves officially architect. So when I did a competition for example, I put parts of it on my site (a nice drawing, image, etc.)..or other things that I did and like. I exchange or add stuff randomly whenever I feel like it, (every 1-2 months, always depends). In half a year I can use it as an 'official' homepage.
    There's also the possibility to use it as a portfolio if needed.
     
  5. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    I have one, but I don't really use it the normal sense. I use it mostly for large file storage and images that I link to posts. Also, I've made some friends their own FTP account and installed Piwigo MySQL app and they upload their pictures as a online photo album and also as a storage. Good thing is that you can actually send photos via FTP from the iPhone.

    I use dreamhost and have 2 registered domains but only 1 that is hosted. I just wanted to secure that one domain, just in case. Dreamhost is great - $9.99/year for Domain Registration and $10.99/mo for basic hosting.


    Oh, and other thing.. I installed GMail Google Apps so I was able to create email address with my domain and view them using the GMail interface.
     
  6. lewis82 macrumors 68000

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    I own firstnamelastname.com (well, my own names) and I use it exclusively as an email domain (for now). In fact, I purchased it trough Google apps.
     
  7. imaketouchtheme macrumors 65816

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    I have a blog for my projects I make (see sig). I have one for my computer repair and freelance design business. I have one for my online store. I have one for my state's internet safety information site that I did a few years ago. I have about four other domains that are currently parked until I think of ideas to use them for.
     
  8. TheAppleGeek macrumors 6502a

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    I run my a Wordpress site, for two things: updates, news, etc. on my novels and an online portfolio.

    I like Wordpress.
     
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  10. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    That's amazing. Do you profit from this site in any way??
     
  11. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I just have my personal wordpress blog (shameless plug). I don't update it everyday, but that's probably for the better.

    And yes, I've ripped off the Svbtle look, using wp-svbtle. :p.
     

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