So, here you are, on my newly-revised site, wondering why the heck I’ve got yet another blog. I run a travel lifestyle magazine and a popular travel online marketing blog, so surely I already have said what I need to say, right?
So, when I first started blogging a few years ago, it was here on andyhayes.com. This was my first domain. But then in October of last year, the travel site really exploded, to the point I had to move everything over onto a VPS (a private server). At that time, I split the domains up, so that the travel magazine got its own domain and all the accoutrements.
The problem with that was that I lost that space where I could wax philosophically – and publicly (whether anyone is listening or not isn’t the point). My blogs are very commercial, and intentionally so; that isn’t to say there isn’t a lot of personality there, but the point of them is to make money. I do have to eat, you know. 🙂
My intention was always to revive andyhayes.com and do something nice with it. That was put on the backburner for ages – just ask Rachael, who had helped me plotting it forever. Well, we finally finished and I’m pleased with the result.
So, yes, now that you know the background, you’re probably wondering why the hell you are still here? Well, I hope to share here inside reflections on life(style) and entrepreneurship. The world is in a sorry state, and I’m not too pleased about it. Too many people are unhappy and miserable. And not doing anything about it. I know – I was one of them.
I don’t plan on being a cheerleader on small business ownership, nor do I plan on organising massive parades or anything of the sort. But people are always asking me questions about certain things, so I figure if everyone is curious, this is the perfect place to answer them.
Plus, it’s always nice to have a place for me to point to when people ask me: what the heck is it that you do? This question comes up more often that you realise. 🙂
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I don’t plan on posting here frequently – probably once or twice a month. Welcome along for the journey – it’s going to be a fun ride.
PS – Do you have small business topics you want discussed here? Let me know in the comments!
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