In 2004, Blifaloo was created as a place where I could share my hobbies, interests and doodles (and also a place for my grandma to play arcade games without pop-up ads getting in the way).
I only shared the URL with friends and family, but traffic magically soared, and was even featured on the BBC's international TV show "Click Online".
Fast forward to now: Blifaloo.com receives about 10,000 visitors a day, and has become my main project. My interesting info pages have become the most popular section, so that is where most of my energy is spent in adding new content.
The future of Blifaloo: Whatever I'm interested in at the moment.
I love researching topics and being able to share that information with readers from around the world. I also try to update the site daily*, even if it is just a new link I think my visitors will dig.
Real Name: Toni.
Three Words to Describe Toni: Mom, Short, Redhead.
Likes: Books, Tacos, Learning, Grandmas and the Interweb.
Place of residence: Vancouver Island, BC Canada.
Hobbies: Juggling, Guitar, Science, Hedonism.
Skills: Humor, Html & Melee
Tools: Charm, Stealth & a Pointy Stick. Also: Dreamweaver, Firefox, Photoshop & Illustrator.
The great public school teachers (in both the US and Canada) who influenced and inspired me, especially:
Mr. Webster (really influenced my writing style along with Douglas Adams of H2G2) and Ms. Frost (for being a mentor on all things creative).
Pyroto Mountain was another big influence. From how to write for an online audience, to learning how to research online...fast!. Thanks Tim! (I was Spiralsun)
When I started out as a webmaster, I found everything I needed to know at Sitepoint.com's Forum, and all the helpful members there.
Other online mentors/friends I would like to thank include Cameron, Richard, Peter, Jeremy, Naramation Mike, Vinnie, Jon, Eric Coleman, Bill Cooper, and Eli. -- thanks for all the help, advice and inspiration guys!
Article writers, cartoonists, illustrators, riddle makers and other creative types...
Got skills? Want to contribute an original guest article, puzzle, magic trick or anything else to Blifaloo.com? Contact me. I would be happy to help you out and give you exposure including links to your website.
Note: not looking for spammy or un-related websites that want to contribute BS articles full of lame links just for the purpose of SEO link building. No SEO companies please -- just real folk & ethical webmasters.