My pages on Wizzley as well as links to my main online hubs elsewhere.
I started my online journey in 1998 when I first went online and became active in theosophical email lists. Back then that was the social web: email lists. They didn't even have archives: you had to save stuff you liked on your own PC.
When someone suggested I start my own site that was the first material I put online: great stuff I found on those email lists.
These days that would be a problem of course: copyright issues and all that. But in a way it was the first 'user generated content', except that I had to put it online in HTML myself, using a wysiwig HTML editor.
Golly have the times changed!
On Wizzley of course, as on Squidoo and when you start your own blog, you just type, and hit publish and it goes online. Directory structure built in, tags built in (well, not here), and of course wysiwig features built into the online editor.
I started making money online a few years ago when I decided that teaching math in high school just wasn't going to work. My website got regular traffic, and I thought I could monetize it and build websites for other people.
And I did, for several years. During those years my online income was my regular income - not a lot, but steady. Money from web design was a lot more irregular, but when I did have a customer, they paid me a lot more.
By now I no longer take on customers in my webdesign business, though I do still help existing customers.
Instead I make my way online. I'm trying out Wizzley as a supplement to my other online ventures.
My calendar wizzleys
Technological stuff on wizzley
Food and cooking
My main online hubs
I really love writing. I never thought I'd be making a living writing. Yet, in some ways, that's exactly what I do today.
My mom tells her friends I'm into marketing. She's not wrong, but describing it that way is focussing on the most commercial and least interesting aspects of what I do online.
Me, I think my job is online publishing and that at the same time I'm a writer. I write text - like this, or sharing what I think the best products in a niche are, or what fun Harry Potter is.
I write about spirituality, about online marketing, Search Engine optimization, philosophy, choosing the best laptop or finding a great purse.
Really my mom is not that far off: a lot of what I do IS marketing.
About my home country: The Netherlands
Movies I love
Katinka Hesselink Net
Where it all began: Spirituality, religious views, religion and spirituality
I do so much online that I created a 'who is Katinka' site to present it all to people interested in 'just me'.