Hi, I am Adam Mlynarcik. Welcome to the site. What is Creadiv? Well, right now it isn't all that much, but soon I hope it will be. Before I can get into what I want Creadiv to become I would like to tell you where it has come from.
Creadiv started in 2006; it came from the minds my brother and me as we were slinging drinks behind the bar of a banquet center. I had just finished school with a Bachelor of Science degree in software development and he had been out of school roughly a year with a degree in small business management. The idea was that with his business management skills and my knowledge of web technologies we could easily establish ourselves as the premier web development company in the area. The reality was that we preferred to spend late nights at the bar and early mornings curing our hangovers (repeatedly), and our idea diminished slowly and nearly faded away. Nearly faded away, it was not lost completely.
The ideas of grandeur had subsided, but my focus on web technologies had not. I began immersing myself in learning more about CSS, XHTML, PHP and MySQL. Yeah XHTML. All the while I was building a small client base. Mostly people I had worked for or with, but while I focused on these tasks in my spare time as I was currently working full time for my father's medical billing company Creadiv had become increasing vacant.
It wasn't long before my mind had once again drifted off and pointed me into the direction of being my own boss and working like a nomadic herder. Instead of following buffalo I would be following Wi-Fi hotspots while making money in a more passive way. It was about that time in 2009 that Creadiv joined the MMO blogging scene. It made perfect sense to me, you write an article or two a day, sprinkle in some SEO, drizzle on a little blog commenting, and TADA! Instant cash in the pocket, right? Wrong again. I would not give up so easily, I wasn't just blogging on Creadiv, but on a slew of other websites that I will talk about later, when Creadiv is up and running.
That takes me to now, where I can tell you about what I would like Creadiv to become. My goal with Creadiv is no longer focused on making me money, but as serving me as a home base for my internet life. The next and hopefully last (for some time) iteration of Creadiv will be a personal website. One that serves as a resume, one that serves as a way to connect with people, one that allows me to display my accomplishments, discuss my goals, and sometimes my failures. Creadiv will become my primary email provider, a smorgasbord of my social interaction, and a portfolio of my use of the web technologies I have learned over time. Essentially, Creadiv will become the internet representation of me.
Welcome, to my life.