It all started back in 2012, when I finally bit the bullet and bought my first domain, which also happened to be my own name. It was something I had dreamed about since I was a kid, during the dawn of the internet, and I don't really know why I put it off until then. The damage? Total bill cost $1.17 through GoDaddy for a one-year registration (thank you CouponCabin), but ended up costing far more in terms of time and frustration. I suspect many of you who've engaged with GoDaddy before can relate to that.
Once I had ownership of AndrewJing.com, the biggest question was "What I should do with it?" Do I turn it into an online profile and resume? Or write a blog? Or open a storefront? To be honest, I had no idea. I ended up doing substantially nothing with my domain for the last 30 months, except park this ugly mug for any poor soul who found themselves on my site:
|Chicago during that one week of the year when it's warm enough to go outdoors.|
This leads me to what I want to do with AndrewJing.com going forward.
I want to write about stuff. All kinds of stuff:
- From my years of managing money (both professionally and personally), I want to write about Finance.
- Growing up in a restaurant, and coming from a family where everyone cooks, I want to share my thoughts on Food.
- After visiting over two dozen countries (and counting), I want to share my adventures in Travel.
- Finally, after diving headfirst into the crazy world of startups, I want to write about Tech.
So I thank you in advance for allowing me to indulge in this work-in-progress and for reading all this brainspill. Feel free to get in touch with me here or email andrew@ with your comments, questions, and criticisms.