Roger Ebert once said: “You don’t have to have a voice to tell the world your story.” Growing up I had a stutter, which bothered me greatly because I knew what I wanted to say but couldn’t get the words to come out—fluently. It’s gotten considerably better over the years—except when I’m nervous. Words are powerful, they can start or end disputes, they can inspire dreams, or they can crush them. The right words may get you hired and the wrong ones will get you fired. Fortunately I have a voice, and this is how I choose to share my story.
But I rather prefer to tell the story of the people trying to make dents in the universe—because in my own small way I’m also trying to make a dent. It’s about sharing my passion for technology with others in a way that makes it easy for people to relate, and realize the benefits. AmbitiousBlogger will be a space where readers can learn about some of the inspiring entrepreneurial stories, and in turn become inspired to pursue projects of their own. In a way, this blog is my own little project that has been a year in the making. I had this idea a year ago to build a place on the web where I could talk about the inspiring young folks that were doing, or building exciting stuff. I wanted to talk about the possibilities of mobile technology in a way that can be understood by the average “non-geek” reader on the web—Void of any technicalities. This is just an attempt to put the ideas I’ve been having for quite sometime down, with the hope of building a community of like-minded individuals.
The second reason I decided to start this blog was because of my passion for technology and how it makes life easy for all of us. In today’s world, technology is all around us—there’s no escaping it. Some are overwhelmed by the pace and intricacies of this industry and prefer to stay away—But they don’t have to. People just want to communicate with their friends, share moments with the people that matter, get things done quicker, smarter and easier. They want to know about that great service that can save them money or enrich an experience. Technology in today’s world offers that, and more. Take the iPhone for instance, it allows you to do things that were only possible on a desktop computer just a couple of years ago—in some cases the iPhone is just enough to be someone’s personal computer. No matter your feelings towards technology it’s all around us. It’s the very reason I can hit publish after I’m done typing this and I will know for certain that at least one person on the internet will see it.
To give an overview, The Tech section of this blog will contain posts explaining how mobile apps and emerging and/or existing tech services can be leveraged to improve how you go about your day, and get stuff done. Period. Let’s be honest, we all don’t care about which chipset was used in developing your iPhone. We just want the damn thing to work. I feel if technology were stripped off it’s complexities and “nerdyness” it would make it easier for everyone to interact with. I know this because I’m able to explain the most complex processes to friends to help them understand. I don’t intend on writing a 5 page post about how the newest mobile app makes posting to Facebook easy. My posts are going to be succinct, relevant, practical and straight to the point. It’s going to add value to how you go about doing the things that matter.
To talk a little bit about giving feedback, we all have opinions: some productive and some not, but the best way to expand our knowledge is by sharing and putting it “out there”. Sometimes a well-written comment can educate everyone and even spur another interesting discussion around a topic. This is what I hope will happen here on AmbitiousBlogger. Welcome.