I developed a clear strategy going forward with my web presence. My web presence will support my branding, will further my future career goals be they future employment or entrepreneurship, and will enable me to participate in monetization opportunities such as merchandising. It will establish my expertise in certain areas. It will build high levels of traffic and transfer traffic to my related endeavors. Joe Spolsky’s blog drives customers to his Fogbugz and Trello services, which are targeted at the same audience, for example.
The changes affect this blog and will be completed over the next few months.Other popular web blogs will serve as my inspiration. This blog was, at one point, extremely popular by an order of two magnitudes, and continues to have thousands of subscriptions.
The new url of this technical blog is moving to netundocumented.com, but old permalinks will continue to work indefinitely. The current domain, wesnerm.blogs.com, is deprecated, and root url will likely redirect to the personal blog or website in the coming months.
I have created a personal website, wesnermoise.com. Wesnermoise.com is ground zero, the main destination for my personal brand, and contains links to my social presence such as Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. Over time, the website will point to current activities, code projects in Github, articles, academic, papers, books, course work, podcasts, videos, and other works. I am considering moving my personal articles in the current blog to blog.wesnermoise.com. Having a website also makes possible revenue generation via t-shirts and other merchandise via store.wesnermoise.com.
I also created two corporate websites, softperson.com and ribbonsoftware.com. The first site is the main website for my startup company, SoftPerson, LLC, and markets all products related to proprietary artificial software technologies that I have developed. Ribbon Software is the umbrella brand for all other software products and small utilities to avoid diluting the SoftPerson brand. Ribbon Software is so named because of its reliance on the ribbon user interface.
The websites are currently under construction and will undergo dramatic changes over the next few months.
In the near future, my technical blog will be separated into multiple distinct blogs. Articles on personal issues, personal productivity, entrepreneurship and artificial intelligence will be cross-posted to other blogs (blog.softperson.com and blog.wesnermoise.com). The SoftPerson blog will focus on product announcements, general artificial intelligence, and futuristic technologies. The personal blog will focus on personal issues, self-improvement and other issues.
More information on these plan will be posted in the future.
For this blog, I have turned on category RSS feeds, so that only the subset of the blog of interest can be subscribed to. The commenting system has been replaced with Disqus, which provides considerably more features and spam protection than the default Typepad system. The design of this blog will probably be replaced by the current design at wesnermoise.com. I plan to incorporate more images to make the website more appealing.