I had an event filled weekend. Saturday was Valentine’s Day, and it was a very busy day for me. To be honest, Feyma and I don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day too much. Because of the nature of the business we are in, Gift Sales and Delivery, our two busiest seasons of the year are Christmas and Valentine’s Day. They are both about equal in terms of busyness. You see, our business is that people overseas who have a girlfriend here in the Philippines (or wife) can order things like flowers, chocolates and other such romantic gifts for delivery to their girlfriend here in the country. We then deliver the gift to any address in the Philippines. So, for holidays such as Valentines, we literally get hundreds of orders. For us, the vast majority of the work comes in the days ahead of the holiday. On the day of the holiday, we just have to monitor all of our delivery agents around the country and make sure that they get the deliveries done on time.
So, Saturday, I had a very busy day, but mostly just sitting around all day long monitoring which orders were delivered, and which were still pending. While sitting here monitoring that information, I got started in a new project.
I had a new baby.
Yes, that’s right. My new “baby” is a brand new website that I put together that day. Let me tell you a little more about it.
As many of you know, my nickname is “Mindanao Bob.” It is a nickname that I have had for a number of years now, and a nickname that I enjoy. I love Mindanao, so it is a name that really fits for me. It is also, in my opinion, a “unique” nickname that I am probably the only person in the world who has that name.
For years now, I have always kicked myself for not having gotten the Domain name “BobMartin.com” – I missed out on it, and it was registered by a photographer in Europe. From time to time, I check the name, just in case he let it expire. However, last week, I started thinking that I really should own “MindanaoBob.com” which I consider to be better than “BobMartin.com” because it is more identifiable. You see, there are thousands of people named “Bob Martin,” but there is only one Mindanao Bob that I am aware of!
So, on Saturday morning, I registered the Domain Name, and I set up a website there. I have lots of sites on the net, but this one is more my personal site. You can, or will be able to, find information about me there. I get lots of questions from people who want to find out information about me and my life here, so I plan to set up a “Frequently Asked Questions” area on the site. Right now, I already have a basic site set up, and it will grow as time passes. I don’t think it will ever be a super active site like LiP is, that is not what I intend. But, it will be a repository about me, and I will keep it up to date as such. For example, when I am going to attend events, or travel to certain places, I will announce it there, so that people can come and meet me and such.
One thing you may notice this year is that I intend to develop “Mindanao Bob” as my personal brand in 2009. I will be using the name more, and especially online. Any of my online presence will bear that name, because it is unique and very identifiable. So, when you see my name on articles, comments, even products and such, you will be seeing it as “Mindanao Bob.”
So, this morning, I am happy to announce my “new baby” and you can visit at: http://www.MindanaoBob.com
See you there!