The Background story of this site.
I started blogging in 2005 on the url mindblogging.typepad.com. It was a time of deep reflection and constant change for me. I jumped off the cliff of corporate control, started working for myself and shared the journey, the ups and downs, the heartaches and disappointments, the beliefs and experiences on this blog.
I started getting noticed and getting clients. I became a business person and I attracted mentors and coaches. Some of those mentors and coaches convinced me to take this blog down. There were good reasons - I don't remember any of them.
While I was maintaining this blog I got a good amount of backlinks directed to it. I had some decent traffic. Basically, search engines such as Google identified this site as being me. I did not think of what that would mean once I deleted my account.
What happened is someone else got the url from typepad. That person typed one silly post with really poor grammar. And whenever anyone googled my name this site with that silly post with poor grammar showed up. I thought it would eventually go away. I created more sites with my name attached to it to push this page to the bottom, but years later, I would search my name and see this site. Finally, I emailed typepad and asked them to take the site down since it had not been active for years. They agreed to do so and recommended I take over the url again. And so I did. But what am I going to do with this site? I thought, well since it seems to like to show up in searches, I will use it as a directory of where to find other things I am posting or mentioned online. It is not a complete list - I just googled my name and added the links I found interesting - and for me it has been a nice trip down memory lane:
Business Sites and Articles
Concept Hub, Inc - this was my social media consulting company. It has evolved to a business coaching company.
Sensei Project - this is the social media agency I am a partner at.