Random IT Guy v2.0

Here's the first email I sent to anyone about why I (re)started the blog and what I hope to accomplish.  I'm sure that a few years from now this will be cool to review, especially for someone as nostalgic and pensive as I tend to be.  It's my sincere hope that others can benefit from what I blurt out in these posts, so if something does help you or gets you thinking, please feel free to comment and let me know.

Pretending to contemplate by the Belaya River in Okhlebinino, Russia


Hey homie,

As I mentioned before, I'm planning to begin writing a blog again.  I've owned the Random IT Guy domain for several years now, and in the past it was just a blog about tech challenges I encountered while doing my job. The content was basically solutions to tech issues I would find during the course of doing my job, and not much else.  I decided to shutter the site over a year ago, because it was just sitting there and the information was outdated and wasn't providing any value.

However, much has changed between now and then.  For one, I no longer characterize myself as an IT guy.  I'm steadily shifting my attention to business ownership, and everything we have going on at The Pit 702.  Also, progress on my personal development has picked up again in the form of knowledge acquisition through reading, traveling, and new friendships.  My interests are varied and that's a direct result of the effort put into personal development, particularly from learning from my friends.

Because of these new insights, I feel compelled to relaunch the blog, or at least some form of web content.  I'm not necessarily looking to profit from this endeavor, although that'd be nice.  I've just realized that I have some knowledge that other people may find useful, and I'd like to share it.  I'd also like to practice my writing and interact with others online in the hopes of mutual growth  

rITg version 1.0 was about me, just another random IT guy out there in the sea of nerds.  Version 2.0 is about a globe trotting IT guy that loves who owns an MMA gym, trains MMA, constantly reads about finance, lifestyle design, and philosophy, and has a plethora of other interests.  I'm confident that this will produce great results, because at the end of the day, there's at least a market of one for my content- me.

This is where you come in.  I need some creative work to get started, and who else would I go to than the master himself.  Although I don't have many places to draw ideas from, you know that I like simple design.  I'm most likely going to make this on a web platform with a white background, and add color through the pictures I've taken during my travels, as well as other images.  If you need to talk about this in more depth, just let me know, but I'd appreciate your help with designing a logo and some other stuff.

Anyway, thanks for reading this and your help.  I really appreciate you and the work you've done for me and The Pit.

Talk to you soon,
JC