The domain name MikeAllen.com was a given to me as a gift from my wife in 1998 to be used for something special someday. (I’ll get to MikeAllen.me later.) There seems to be at least one other Mike Allen everywhere I go and it’s easy for some people to get us confused; however, I think most of those experiences add to the fun of life. Even the occasional call from attorneys and collection agencies have their exciting moments until they finally believe me that they called the wrong Mike Allen. As you can guess, I’ve also had several offers to buy this domain from others with the name Mike Allen but I am not interested in selling.
Over the past decade I’ve had various things posted at MikeAllen.com. It’s been an on and off, hit or miss process. At times it has even been a “parked domain” page. Past websites, though, have included family photos, writings about my efforts in restoring and upgrading a 1967 Chevy pickup, and links to various work and other, mainly political interests.
In short, though, I didn’t feel that these uses were best for MikeAllen.com. When I restarted MikeAllen.com in 2008 as a personal blog I soon regretted that move. Instead, I felt I should be reserving it for something more substantial. So when the .me extensions became available a few weeks ago I grabbed MikeAllen.me and later moved some of my previous content to this location. Now I can save MikeAllen.com for something better and still have a personal blog with my name. Ah, the best of both worlds it seems.
What I anticipate for MikeAllen.me is to use it as a place for updates on my life as I live it. I plan to maintain links to professional activities and efforts, list speaking engagements and other appearances, and provide updates on family activities and maybe some photos. I may occasionally talk about hobbies and interests in my life. MikeAllen.me may also prove to be a great place for archiving and sharing useful wisdom and knowledge I’ve picked up over the years and want to be sure to remember.
Whatever I end up doing here, I welcome you to MikeAllen.me and thank you for visiting. Please check out some of my projects and social connections.