On this date five years ago a wonderful miracle was born… ok, I’m somewhat over-exaggerating, but today is the fifth birthday of jemjabella.co.uk!
With various sub-domains that have come and gone, three hackings, at least four different incarnations of what I wanted my domain to be and more past layouts than you can shake a stick at, today surely is a momentous occasion?
Jemjabella.co.uk has seen the rise of an Internet superstar (that’s what I like to tell myself), sowing the seeds of love for website management that grew into a passion for mark-up, standards, accessibility and best of all: the developing of free web script that has seen my ability recognised by hundreds of people all around the world, each and every time they install BellaBook or BellaBuffs.
Of course, developing and designing my website has also taken me down an amazing career path. Coding and scripting all day may sound dull to the majority, but because of it I am working with wonderful, funny, talented people on a day to day basis. I’ve completed projects for clients that have made me smile, laugh and even made me cry — but above all that — have taught me more about myself and about the languages that I love.
Each comment, survey submission, hate mail, fan mail; each member of my fanlisting and more besides — to you I thank for your support over the past five years. Here’s hoping that in 2012 when I’m cheering on the one-oh, you’ll still be here egging me on.