I’ve been making websites since 1995, when I first discovered the internet room at Nottingham Trent University.
The internet is a fantastic place. It can offer everything and nothing at all at the same time. Everyone should be online, using it to communicate, sell, promote, share, govern or just to have fun.
I have a part-time job with the Workers’ Educational Association as the Nottingham Community Involvement Organiser. I manage who tutors what and where to whom and why. It’s a great job. I sometimes teach a course in WordPress and web development through the WEA.
The rest of the week I make websites for community and voluntary groups as well as small businesses. Most of the time the work that I do is small-scale and I deliver the websites on my own. Sometimes I work with programmers, designers and copywriters if the website needs more than I can give. Either way I work hard to make sure that the new site owner has a tool that they can use in pursuit of their goals, be it reaching out to community, suppliers or customers.
I still get excited by the internet.