Starting my own site
I’ve developed numerous websites over the years, half of them were corporate sites that I designed from the ground up with my previous experience using a free WordPress account. The other half were sites that are mostly passion projects, with me using weird pseudonyms. But I never got the desire to create a site that has my actual name on it. Until now. Twenty Twenty-Two marks the mark of me starting my own site.
Excluding my Multiply and MySpace sites decades ago, my very first WordPress site is called Sizzling Sisig. This was honestly built as a journal when I first landed my teaching job at the university. The teaching gig was nerve-wracking, to say the least, and I needed an outlet to organize and share my thoughts.
I did random essays there. Nothing worth reading. But it was for a time, home to me. Almost every week, my site has a different look and feel to it and it was refreshing. But despite the new platform, it was going nowhere. My thoughts and concepts were scrambled (that is me by default by the way) and the site ended up just like my other unfinished projects.
Coming off fresh from Friendster, MySpace, and Multiply, there was a void I needed to fill. I just started on Facebook but it was so bland that I didn’t use it often. There was not enough customization options on Facebook (until now, actually) that got me going back to using WordPress.
Fifteen years forward, here I am again on the same Welcome Screen of WordPress. It may not have the same clunky design as before, but it still feels home to me.
If you made it this far, thank you. This is Roel Hernandez, and welcome to my new website.