My name is Badi Jones. I’m a web developer / SEO / Software Dev, and also a blogger.
I’ve been making websites since 1997, when I learned some very limited HTML and made my first website for a band I played with. I was hooked immediately.
Being a web developer for a living, people are constantly trying to hire me to make them or their friends websites. This is something I never do. Instead, I will usually explain that thanks to WordPress, making a website is not anywhere near as difficult as it used to be.
It was conversations like the one above that prompted me to create HowtoStartaBlog.org. I created the site in 2007 when I learned about the WordPress blogging platform, which enables just about anyone to set up and maintain a website without having to learn the HTML language.
It was only a few pages back then, and was mainly a step by step tutorial. Today, it has expanded quite a bit, and features articles about blogging, blog/ website promotion, SEO, and blog monetization.
More about me?
When I’m not making websites, I enjoy surfing, snowboarding, traveling, and spending time with my family.
Another one of my projects: surfboard shaping. Here are a few boards I shaped and glassed.