What a great day! It was one year ago today that I registered this domain and began the process of starting up Kyle’s Cove dot Com. Here is a quick history of my first year with this site.
Back in June of 2006, I was only a few months into my career as a blogger and was running a NFL blog on Blogger called Out of Bounds. A few months had gone by and I realized it wasn’t what I really wanted to write about. The problem is, I was having trouble deciding exactly what I would want to write about over a long period of time.
When trying to determine this blog’s name, I decided that I needed something very general in case I decided to switch what I was writing about. My first instinct was to go with Kyle’s Korner (or Kyle’s Corner), but both of the dot com versions were taken. Cove means the same thing as Corner, so I decided to go with Kyle’s Cove.
This site started out as my own corner of the blogosphere where I could talk about whatever I found interesting, but quickly found that most of my posts were covering technology, blogging, free software, and web browsers. As a result, I decided to make that my niche. Sharing my thoughts on technology, my experiences with blogging, and my knowledge of web browsers and software has taken this site to where it is today.Â Now I’m happy to say that this blog currently has roughly 325 subscribers and gets, on average, roughly 1500 page visits each day.
I couldn’t have done it without the great readers of this site!Â A special thanks to Jason Drohn, who helped keep Kyle’s Cove online last December when financial concerns caused me to briefly take it offline, and to my readers for the comments that help keep me motivated to keep writing and trying to improve this site on a day-to-day basis.
Hopefully with a little luck I’ll still be around a year from now to celebrate this domain’s second birthday!