Thursday, 27 May 2010

Build a website

I guess that the website I am building for new businesses could be considered part of my experiment in online branding. It is not as it is really much more about promoting innovation by helping entrepreneurs and investors but it could be. The reason I say that is that it contains a blog for start up companies that I am putting articles on. As each article is likely to contain a signature (so as to differentiate the authors when other start up experts are invited to contribute) it will impact my personal branding. As such I am trying out making the link on the word Rufus and making it on my whole name of Rufus Evison.

Given the number of people called Rufus in the world and the number who are superstars like Rufus Wainright and Rufus Sewell I think the former is unlikely to have much effect. That said as there is only one Rufus Evison, as far as I am aware, it should not be hard to move up the ranks for a search on “Rufus Evison”, so it is not so much of a challenge.

I will be interested to see if it ever makes it up the ranks for Rufus as a word on its own. That would be gratifying in a beautifully pointless sort of way.

Rufus Evison (and this one is not a link at all!)

Time to get started.

I have bought the domain for start up companies ( that I am I am going to start writing this under. I have set up an installation of Wordpress to use for writing the blog. I have commited myself by publishing an initial schedule of the first four start up articles that I shall publish. Now all that remains ot be seen is whether I shall keep to my commitment.

I am pretty confident as I have always done what I say I will do and keeping my word is important to me. So why have i not written more before? Because I have shied away from committing without a real purpose to commit to. Now I feel I have a purpose I suspect this should be fairly straight forward. The only real question is when I will feel I have fulfilled the purpose and am so free to lapse. I am thinking that having written for a year would count as success. I am also thinking that having created enough to try and get a book published would do.

Are there any mroe likely end points?

Who knows, we shall see…
Rufus Evison