A tale of blogging from a wandering web Gypsy
After many hours, 360+ posts, nearly 1000 comments (not including spam he he) and countless thousands of visitors from more than 100 countries - we have hit another landmark on the trail. Two years of wandering, rambling and ranting!
I write one page of masterpiece to ninety one pages of shit,
I try to put the shit in the wastebasket. - - Hemingway
To mark it, why not take the opportunity to highlight some of what makes this my second home
care to ride along?
What gives with the domain name?
To start with lets get the easy stuff out of the way; WTF is with the domain name HuoMah.com???
I realized quickly how peeps might be struggling with the name when I heard Danny once attempt it on WebMaster Radio as
. with an inquisical WTF? tempered tone - Forgive me folks, the name is a troubling tale, allow me to elaborate;
Huo Mah (or Ma) = Ho-ma : (or if you feel adventurous = Who-oh-ma)
It means of course; Fire Horse - and the Blog, inventively enough; the FireHorse Trail
It stems from my years as an avid practitioner and student of the Martial Arts and Chi-kung. It is merely my Chinese astrological symbol more on that here. This should also help clear up my penchant for eastern flavours and honorable offerings as well
Once merely an intranet with a domain easily remembered, for me at least, this blog became somewhere to vent and post answers to common questions Id run into. Certainly in hindsight something more memorable, easy to pronounce that related to marketing might have been a good idea for a domain
. But its not how things have worked out, ok?
Glad to finally put that one to bed... sigh..