Naww this isn’t the first-ever post on my website. But, it’s the first one in a very LONG time.
A little history, if you care to know. This website started WAY back in 2007 as a way to promote the photography I was doing in Las Vegas nightclubs. I was shooting almost every night for the publication Las Vegas Weekly for their Vegas Scene page and I needed a way to tell everyone what I was doing. I’d post a couple of photos, a small blurb, and that was it.
Well, that site and my building of sites, evolved from there. I started posting the entire gallery of photos I shot for the evening on my site. When posting them on the blog platform I was using became too cumbersome, I looked for another solution. That lead me to Ning, a social media site platform. I liked it because I could post photo galleries with relative ease. So, with JeremyWomack.com, I started posting about my adventures and would send visitors to the new site as well, which I named LasVegasNightlifeNetwork.com. It seemed like a good SEO name at the time. 🙂
Launching those sites caused the website building bug to bite me. I started putting all sorts of websites together to promote Las Vegas. The one that gained the most traction was MyLasVegasEntertainment.com. Yes, another great SEO name. LOL That website did really well actually and I was earning about $600 a month from it. Not bad for another stream of income. Then came the Great Recession… dun dun dun.
That’s when I literally lost everything. My house, my Jeep, my truck, and my Harley all went away. It’s not that I set myself up for failure. I was making plenty of money at the time. But, it was a perfect storm that hit me and a ton of other people. I could go into further detail about what happened to me, but everyone went through the same crap. My story isn’t unique by any means.
So, here we are, over 7 years later and my life is finally back to where I want it to be. I learned a great lesson about credit. Like, when to use it and when not to use it. Now, unless it’s a car or a house, I pay for everything outright. It’s easier to manage my life that way. If I can’t afford it, I don’t buy it. 🙂
Oh, and by the way, in case you don’t know me and you’re reading this. I’m 39 and my birthday was almost a month ago. The photos in this post are from my birthday dinner at my favorite restaurant in Vegas called Michael’s with my friend Jen. I’ve never been married and I have zero children. For now, this works for me just fine.