n., pl., -toes, or -tos.
A public declaration of principles, policies, or intentions, especially of a political nature.
So here’s the thing about me, James D Kirk and this site, BoldlyGoing.com: like so many others that happen by on occasion, the desire to be happy, healthy, wealthy and wise is a major driving force in my life. What this means, and how to actually make it so–well, that’s another story. Yes?
The lede above is the Answers.com Dictionary definition of manifesto. While I believe most folks who know me would not describe me as being overly political, I wonder if age (pronounced worldly experience, right?) might be accumulating opinions in me as to my surrounding world and how it’s being run (or run down, as the case may be).
For years, one of my very best friends has been telling me to do something awesome with my domain, BoldlyGoing.com. For years I’ve replied that I will. I plan to. I’m going to make it happen. For years I’ve struggled with understanding how to maximize what really is a groovy name–more important, a groovy concept.
Apart from the obvious Star Trek references, Boldly Going clearly had to be owned and operated by a (real) James Kirk (I would have gotten that domain back in 2000, but alas, it had been registered already, leaving me with JamesDKirk.com!)
But what to do in order to create the brand of Boldly Going?
For a long time now, I have worked in a wide range of Internet-related areas. With years of experiences in a number of web development arenas including WordPress operations, SEO, SEM, general copywriting, and email marketing, I have finally come to the point where I need to share all this experience and knowledge with those just entering the online world of small business and website entrepreneurship.
My sincere goal at this point with my business and everything which has led me to this point focuses on giving back to those just arriving on the scene. I have grand plans in the works to provide the highest quality resources to help new small business website owners get their online presence launched toward a successful venture.
The result will be the development of an online resource where folks can come to learn about how to get a website up and running. How to make it successful using free or low-cost tools for the biggest impact and broadcast of your marketing message. Whatever you need your online presence to become, I plan on providing you with amazing knowledge and experiences to help get you there!
You know you are! And because I really want to get to know you better, please accept my offer to join the BoldlyGoing.com private subscribers list. Most website owners simply use this option to send notifications whenever they publish a new blog post.
Here, however, when you entrust your name and contact address with me, I will start sending you goodies not available to the general public. Content that doesn't get posted to the regular BoldlyGoing.com website. Tidbits I find and save just for you. And more groovy stuff like that.
Oh, please don't worry about your privacy and whether or not I would ever share or distribute your name or email address. Not going to happen. I've been in this Internet game way to long and know how hard it is to win the trust of solid folks just like you. If you ever, ever, ever get a message that you believe came as a result of sharing your contact info, get in touch with me immediately so we can figure out how that might have happened. I hate the spammers of the world and all the pollution they generate. I solemnly promise not to add to their waste!