I was asked by one of my friends this weekend what this website was about. Rattling off the domain name has been easy. Everybody loves it. But the next two sentences are much harder. So I thought I would write a quick post about it so that I could just point people to it.
Funtober provides information about all of the fun things to do between Oktoberfest and Halloween. But there isn’t really a need for more information about these events on the internet, is there? It’s just a matter of finding all of the information yourself. So perhaps Funtober is just a better organization of the available information? But that sells the idea short though. Whether you have fun at an event is determined by the friends who attend with you. Perhaps your willingness to attend an event also depends on whether you can find someone that also wants to go. That is often the case with me. Shouldn’t there be an easier way to meet new people to attend these events? Perhaps Funtober will get there. Or perhaps you’ll find that I am designing and manufacturing Halloween costumes that don’t suck. Or throwing big parties during October. The world is filled with possibilities. Shouldn’t there be a person/website/company that is doing all of the things that I’ve described above? Maybe one day you’ll find all that here.
Wherever the road takes Funtober, I know where it begins. By adding information about the events that make October so much fun. And listening to what else you, my visitors, would find valuable.
The two sections that I added yesterday were travel and haunted houses. Today’s addition relates to Oktoberfest. Since it could go in either festivals or travel, I decided to put it in its own section. It’s big enough to warrant it. Six million people attended in Munich last year. And millions more celebrated outside Munich.
I’ve been wondering recently how many people attended the first Oktoberfest in 1810. Was it similar to the hype surrounding the Prince William and Catherine Middleton marriage in 2011? Or the Barack Obama Presidential Oath of Office ceremony in Washington D.C.? Or was it a tiny event that has grown in size and popularity over the years?
The launch of Funtober will only be celebrated by me, my family, and a few of my closest friends. But that’s just fine. I’m positive that we’ll have more fun in October because I took the time to put this together. And that’s all I really care about anyway. If other people find it valuable too, that’s just icing on the cake.
It’s appropriate that today is the first blog post here. I’ve been working on configuring the cloud server that runs Funtober since Sunday morning. The first time through anything new is always a hassle. As of 2:30 am this morning, I’ve resolved the issues and the site is up. I’ve blocked search engines for the moment until I get some quality content up. I added about 100 pages to the site this afternoon, but I need to clean them up a bit before I let
strangers visitors my new friends see them.
So that’s the current state of Funtober. Pretty excited! But I’m exhausted. Lots more content to write and add, as well as features to build. So stick around! You’ll be glad that you did in October.