Many of us have dreamed about starting a website. In my experience, I recall being in high school and daydreaming about how great it would be to have my own chatting service. I dreamed of a site with that ever popular space wallpaper, you know it’s black with the little stars on it.
Keep in touch with distant family and friends. You can create a very simple site where you can upload pictures of holiday parties and family gatherings. A calendar would be a great feature to have. Posting birthdays and anniversaries is a great way to have people coming back to your site.
Having an online resume is a great idea. Especially if you are an artistic technical person. I know plenty of artists that take advantage of this by creating a beautiful resume. Now keep in mind you want to have a nice mix of style and usability, this is your resume. I would not suggest using a wild color scheme or pop-ups.
Web presence for your local business. I love restaurants that have a copy of the menu. You can also do a history of how your company came together. You can also sell your goods and services. PayPal has a free shopping cart that you can use.
Meet people from all over the world with the same interest. Just about any hobby that you may have will have a website dedicated to it, why not start your own? You can have a website about your favorite artist, music, books, TV shows, famous personality; the list can go on and on. If you join a webring on your particular subject you will have tons of visitors that are looking for websites on your particular interest.
Learn something new. A few weeks ago my mom surprised me; she was building her own website. She has not been using the internet for too long, but she already loves it. She is building a family tree. She has tons of pictures from weddings, birthdays, and family parties. She even has a message board where family members have dropped by and left little notes.
So in retrospect building, a website can be a very satisfying experience. Nothing in the history of the world has joined so many people together from all different parts of the world. Enjoy yourself and try to find as many tutorials that you can find on building a website. You don’t need to invest a lot of time to learn the basics of building a website. With a few hours of work, you can have a simple website. And remember that your website’s content is much more important than a website that is only flashy with outdated information.