This blog started back in early 2002 as a University Project.

WordPress was in its infancy & I was keen to learn as much as I could to get my content and code, yep, no GitHub back then, online for all to see via a simple Content Management System.

Skip forwards 15+ years and the same blog is alive and kicking.

I’ve used this blog in both a private and public state as a note-taking platform, ideas hub and place to share “life experiments”.

Now I’ve decided to use olliesblog as, well… my blog. To track different projects, challenges, business ventures and to write.

With various “challenges” I’ve found that announcing something, like a goal, publicly makes me feel more accountable to achieve it.

It’s also scientifically backed that publically sharing some of your goals can be detrimental, however, I’ve also found the sharing some experiences works for me.

When appropriate (or when I have time) I’ll share things here.

Finally, to give a little more context to the topics covered in this blog, I’ve found that during my professional working career, I’ve had solid business acumen surrounding technological trends and the direction of online products and services.

I spend a lot of my time, developing, reading, researching and using technology and new technologies and have done so for the best part of 25 years.

I made my first $500 USD in 3 days when I was 15 years old, before the public release of Google.

I optimised a website to make money via “AllAdvantage“. At the time my Dad promised to double any money I made. The cheque came a few weeks later, and I never held him to it, but I was instantly hooked.

I’ve been working within online marketing or website development ever since.

I took a bit of a sideline during University as I pursued a career as a professional athlete, which you can read more about here, before getting back into my “working career“, launching and selling my first business out of Uniersity then starting a career in Online Marketing.

Between building startup businesses I’ve spent time working in a range of comapnies and corporations, during this time I fully commit to my line of work, so I’ve never really taken the time to shout about my achievements. Something that being good at Online Marketing allows you do to very well.

After singing the praises for companies and people (reputation management), I’ve learnt it’s the best way to get noticed, especially when you’re taking more of a “corporate” route, so to now “scratch an itch” and empty my ideas into the ether, I’ve decided to put my thoughts and feelings about technology trends, my own life experiments and anything else I feel like blogging about online, right here. Fortunately as everything is nicely aligned “as one“, I’ve found some time to do this.

Some of you might already know a lot about me from my various social media experiments; #SNAP365, Vlogging & Twitter, some of you might not know anything about me. This is another reason to have a “hub” tracking everything I’ve done, in one place, welcome to – OLLIESBLOG.com



ou might be an artist who would like to introduce yourself and your work here or maybe you’re a business with a mission to describe.