AUTHOR: Jared

The diet is gone. Cheap domains are ON!

Every year we celebrate the professional American football championship (which we cannot say by name without an army of scary-efficient lawyers swooping down on us with cease and desist letters) with great zeal. This year is no different. Again, discounted domain names are on the menu, but this year we’d raised the steaks. No, no stakes. Not steaks. Oh, I’d love a steak.

Denver Startup Week is totally worth it

We can’t take credit for all of the happiness you’re about to witness. There was beer—free beer. OK, we did the free part, but the beer was beer and we simply provided the fiscal inspiration to set it free. “Was it worth it?” the bean counters at the head office will ask? Was it worth it … why would you even ask that? Was it worth it? Pfft. 18,000 attendees and we’re right in the middle of it providing “Welcome to Denver” hugs. Let’s just break down its worthiness.

The long road to internet success, part 5: Community

Part 5 of the series, “The long road to internet success”. Read Part 4 here.

If you recall, we began this journey—this journey to build my online profile and, more harrowingly, increase my wife’s confidence by approximately 23% in my ability to one day host the Academy Awards—on the back of Name.com customer Helene Kwong’s three rules to success: Content, Consistency, Community. We have taken some detours like, for example, when we covered fear. Fear, it turns out, is detriment to all three Cs. But then I realized that freaking out over fear is dumb. Sure, if you’re getting attacked by sharks, be afraid and probably act on fear, but when it comes to creating and promoting content, you’d better be bold. Or at least pretend to be. Here’s a photographic example:

The long road to internet success, part 4: Content with content

Part 4 of the series, “The long road to internet success”. Read Part 3 here. 

So far we have traveled down an amazing road. To recap (or you can do it here, here and here), we’re trying first hand to see what it takes to grow a brand on the internet. We began with an intro to the project—this idea that a Name.com employee can use Name.com products to catch up with his dreams—and then moved into the importance of consistency before dealing with the overwhelming specter of fear.