I’ve been building communities online for nearly twenty years. From helping build online roleplay platforms in the mid-1990’s, to delivering presentations and one-on-one training, I aim to make online communication more effective, more business-relevant, and more accessible to content creators of all skill levels.
My first publicly available blog started in mid-2000 as part of the LiveJournal community. Through that blog, and associated communities, I helped a number of groups maintain their role-playing and fan fiction universes.I have had a hand in building half a dozen worlds, creating and curating cultures, and developing hundreds of characters.
As a content development and online marketing consultant, I help businesses get more visible on the web through inbound marketing tools, search engine optimization, content development, social media, and online advertising.
Outside of my professional life, I help guide and manage an MMORPG guild called Night Sirens <Myth> as a raider, officer, strategist and researcher. We’re active in a number of games, including Final Fantasy XIV, Guild Wars 2, TERA, World of Warcraft, Diablo 3 (as the clan Overpowered <IDDQD>, which I curate), and others.
This blog’s archive dates back to 2002 – though it’s no longer being used as a personal promotional tool as of mid-2012. Anything you see on this website is nearly guaranteed to be of personal interest only.
I am currently accepting clients. I work with businesses as a copywriter and content developer for the web – helping you to make the most of each web page you have, to communicate with your customers. If you’d like to work with me, please feel free to contact and we can start a conversation.
What Else do I Do?
I… Write about personal experiences and the lessons that come from them.
I try to learn from every experience I have. Every event is a lesson – if you can see through the event itself. Sometimes it’s easy to find benefit – but often, it’s very difficult and painful.
- Don’t stab yourself with a screwdriver to find out what losing a facility is like.
- Losing friends is hard at any distance. Make sure you’re aware of the meaning your relationships online have.
I… Talk about how technology can be so easily misunderstood.
Nevermind the buzzwords. We’ve got to demystify technology to make it really interesting.
- Anonymity and disclosure on the web is complicated – sort of.
- Thinking in the scale of the internet is easier for individuals than businesses.
- You may not need to build a new community – there may be one already out there that suits your needs.
Was this enough? Did I miss anything? Let me know if you find something that stands out.