The Internet’s not written in pencil, Mark, it’s written in ink.
Said Erica to her ex-boyfriend Mark Zuckerberg on The Social Network. The internet is written in ink. Even if you delete a page, it’s probably been indexed and archived with Google or the Wayback Machine. Just to check my facts on this, I looked up my old ultimati0n page all the way back to version 0.81 Build 5, also known as 2002. Sadly, there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of difference between it and the most current version I put together. Perhaps that means it was just so perfect at that early stage that it required little to no revision. Or perhaps not.
Point being, that’s really neat. I tried to find my original website, which was a free AngelFire site, but I cannot remember what it was called. Gone are the days when you can just start typing <html><head><title>This is My Awesome Page</title></head> and so on, and come out with a cutting edge website. Now it would be all but absurd to undertake a website design without using some additional software. I have a lot of catching up to do. Also, I’m open to suggestions for finding the best business college where I can minor in web development and/or web design.
The more I think about and consider my future, the more I feel like what I want to do, as well as what God would have me to do, is to be in business, possibly in the business of web design. I am a member of what is called an independent, fundamental Baptist church, meaning that it is not part of any convention or hierarchy of any sort. Also, that tends to mean that each church is dependent upon its own members for all of its functions. That is good, in that it is really a very good opportunity for individual Christians and church members to be involved in their local fellowship, but it can be bad in that your members may not always have the qualifications needed for every job. This can be especially true for new churches, or church plants. Where I feel like I could play a part is in the ever increasingly important world of web presence. I’ve seen so many poorly built church websites that I feel compelled to help! But how great would it be for someone to help put together the site for a brand new church, allowing the pastor to spend his full time preparing sermons and reaching his community. That’s what I think I might do as a ministry, while I also do that for other businesses for a living.SHARE