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MyPost: Create Your Own Webpage Today
As a web developer, I love to create new websites that help people. Not only do I like creating websites that output information, but I like to create websites that allow for the visitor to input information as well. I am not talking about the websites I build for clients, but my own personal websites, and I have built three website projects so far: Confessions of the Professions, YouTrippy, and MyPost. When it comes to the Internet, or just about anything, the majority of people like interaction. Why is Disney World or Disney Land so successful? Why do we continue to stay on Facebook and Twitter for hours throughout the day? They are all interactive with the visitor. They not only show the visitor things, but they allow the visitor to share in the experience.
This is the formula for success to any website, as I have learned over the years of creating websites. Websites originally began as a place for visitors to read and gain insight into information. As websites are evolving, however, they are allowing the visitor to have a more unique experience, therefore, attracting more visitors, and engaging those visitors to return to the website for future interaction.
With my latest project, MyPost, I wanted to figure out a way for the visitor and user to return back to learning and enjoying the basics of coding a website. Along the way, when LiveJournal, Blogger, and WordPress came along, the traditional knowledge of coding a website was no longer emphasized, and eventually, it became lost and unimportant. Nowadays, with most hosts offering a 1-click install solution, no code or even access to an FTP server is necessary. While this is convenient for most people and helps them focus on the topic of their website instead of the coding aspect, it also eliminates a lot of the additional knowledge that we, Internet users, should have.
MyPost is a quick, user-friendly single webpage creation platform without having to deal with hosting or registration. In creating MyPost, the need to sign up or create a user account, exchange your email and other personal information, or spend time making an unnecessary profile was eliminated. Precious seconds and minutes are wasted on waiting for your “validation” code, worrying about why they needed your email address and what they are going to do with it, opting out of newsletters or subscriptions that you are automatically signed up for, having to fill in a user profile, having to choose the default template or templates they provide you with, or coming up with fake information to fill out the personal profile.
MyPost does away with all this non-sense and gets straight to the point of what you need to create a blog post or a webpage. You can either choose to create a regular post with text or you can dive into the more advanced options, which are completely optional, for additional features to enhance your post.
I, the creator of MyPost, have no need or desire to have any personal information about you or your email address. You do not have to register into any system or receive any newsletters that I do not want to create. How do I keep in touch with you? I don’t. If you want to keep in touch with me or have a question about MyPost, my gut feeling is that you will probably use the MyPost contact form to get in touch, or use our additional comments, feedback, or questions page to get your message to the MyPost team.
We want to help you succeed in becoming a web developer, web designer, or just a casual web content creator. I do web design and web development for a living and while it does not make me a millionaire or billionaire by any means, it does allow me to afford my rent, my car, my food, my leisurely activities, my laptop, and occasionally a vacation; essentially, it allows me to make a living.
MyPost was created for the average Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Instagram, Reddit, and any social media user to have as an extended platform that could do more than what any of these social media networks could offer, allowing for the user to be visually creative, learn the logic and basics of code, make money, or simply share posts with their friends. Whether a user wants to share their essay, a unique piece of content, sell something, or tell a joke, MyPost is for everyone.
MyPost is a great tool for teachers and students. MyPost was tested for several months utilizing an advanced web developer, a web designer, and people who knew nothing about web design, web development, or even what HTML is. With MyPost, and very little help from me, my sister who has no knowledge of what code is at all, routinely uses MyPost to advertise her business and share it with her customers and potential clients, and has created several posts already. My partner uses it to practice her web design skills, and I find myself using it often for a lot of other things, such as learning Spanish, mimicking websites like Confessions of the Professions or Medium, or writing articles and sharing infographics.
I often find myself using it to take notes for whatever I need, especially for ideas, and when I meet with clients. Not only can I refer back to it, but I can also send them a link with a password to edit the post and make their own changes and updates. With MyPost, anyone can create any type of post including:
- web pages
- web sites
- school lessons
- business proposals
- business listings
- landing pages
- white papers
- press releases
- research findings
- research documents
- photo gallery display
- writing assignments
- landing pages
- wedding invitations
- memorial page
- use the comments system as a chatroom!
- and much more!
The possibilities of what you can do with MyPost are endless. From what you can do with it to what it can teach you, you are free to create, free to code, and free to dream. It is the tool of now and the future, allowing you to be creative in design and writing of your articles. Keep it private or share it with the world. It is completely up to you what you will do with your content on MyPost.