It was the late 90’s. Windows 98 was out and Win 3.1 was outdated.
We used noisy dial-up internet connections that made whirring and squealing noises while they got us online.
Sending even small size photo files by email took forever for the photos to slowly upload and become visual.
Google was just starting out. But online business ads and connections were already big.
The exciting new thing called the internet was so fascinating to me.
I was taking computer classes through junior college and a university.
Front Page Site Builder Biz and MicroAge Tech Support Job
The Windows “Front Page” website builder came out. It looked like Word but had features to get you online.
Soon software like Dreamweaver would arrive.
During 1998 I built a tech help site and coached other people in how to use Microsoft Front Page web builder.
I got a job as a support tech for MicroAge, the Fortune 500 company that did tech support for the United Parcel Service computers.
Out of 250 techs at our center I won an award to be ranked in the top 3 techs there.
Vacation Rentals and Online Marketing in the Year 2000
In the year 2000 I got started in the vacation rental business and online marketing.
In 2005 I started using WordPress software and made websites for local senior centers and other organizations.
Always seeking to learn more and keep up with the latest, I was a perpetual student.
Smartphones Change the World
Little did we imagine then having something like a smartphone – an entire computer that goes on the internet and fits in your pocket.
As the years went by, I kept taking classes in regular classrooms and online. I thought it was so much fun. It was both a hobby and a business.
Studying Internet Coding With Online University Classes
HTML5 and CSS3, then PHP and mySQL made it even more interesting to me, seeing the amazing things you could do on the internet.
Through the years I had many different websites and domains.
Starting the HelpForWebs.com Site
Eventually, I started the HelpForWebs.com site, figuring the name was quick, easy to remember and explained what it was about.
Today I still take several university classes online at a time while continuing with web work and marketing.
A Fascinating Journey
Its been a fascinating journey seeing the internet change and grow from the time it started.
Who would have imagined it.
I love the creativity and the incredible technology of it.
Connecting with mentors and friends all over the world is so wonderful.