Posts Tagged ‘CrashUtah’

What is CrashUtah?

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

I figure I better start off with a post explaining why the domain is called CrashUtah. CrashUtah has gone through an interesting evolution. CrashUtah.com was the name of the first real website that I ever created back in 2001. I worked on it through my college years. It was intended to be a kind of “city search” for the relatively small college town that surrounds BYU (in Utah). The crash kind of came from the idea of “crashing a party.” So, I called it CrashUtah.com.

While I learned a ton from the experience and got tremendous benefit from building the site, as a business it was a horrible idea. However, the name CrashUtah kind of stuck on me. So, I started using it for all sorts of things including my main email address. I even built my first EMR blogs and first TV blogs on the back of the domain crashutah.com (with various extensions). I’ve since moved them off to their own domain, but CrashUtah has kind of become part of the family.

So, when I decided to officially form a company around my various blog and IT consulting entities, I figured it was only appropriate to call it CrashUtah, LLC. That way it could cover my EMR blogs, my TV blogs, my WordPress consulting, my IT consulting and whatever else people pay me to do.

I’d been wanting to start a blog like this one for a while, but it really needed a fresh blog (not one of my other existing blogs) to be able to cover all the things I wanted to write about. I tried to buy jo.hn, but you can’t buy 2 letter domains for .hn (Honduras). Or at least not at the standard price. My last name is Lynn (also 4 letters) and so I couldn’t use it either. JohnLynn.com was also taken. So, I figured, I might as well go back to the old reliable CrashUtah.com.

There you go. That’s the story behind CrashUtah.com At the end of the day, it’s treated me well. Plus, it’s fun to see people’s faces when I say it.

The Start of Something Great

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

I’m a huge fan of blogging. Blogging puts food on my family’s table. I’m always amazed by the power of blogging. So, I figured it was time for me to put together a more professional personal blog where I can talk about my experiences. This is especially true since about 4 months ago I quit my day job to be a full time web entrepreneur and blogger.

This website will be an interesting mix of my thoughts running my new internet startup company Giving Sports and Giving Square and my 2 categories of blogs.

You can see the full list of my websites and Twitter accounts below. You can also check out John Lynn’s LinkedIn profile.

If there’s something you’d like to see me blog about, then let me know. I’m always interested in satisfying readers.

The following are links to the various web entities that are run by John and CrashUtah:

Sports and Organization Fundraising Website

These websites are what I consider my day job. They are designed to raise money for sports teams and other organizations:
Sports Fundraising – GivingSports.com
Organization Fundraising – GivingSquare.com

Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Websites

These are a number of my websites related to EMR, EHR and Healthcare IT:
EMR and HIPAA
EMR and EHR
EMR, EHR and HIPAA Wiki

Pure TV Network Websites

This is my network of TV related websites focusing mostly on the music from reality TV shows:
Pure Dancing with the Stars (DWTS)
Pure So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD)
Pure So You Think You Can Dance Canada (SYTYCDC)
Pure America’s Got Talent (AGT)
Pure Derek Hough – A Derek Hough Fan Site
Pure TV Network – Other TV Shows

Twitter Accounts

These are some of the main Twitter accounts that John manages:
Techguy – Technology, EMR, Las Vegas, Ultimate Frisbee, and a little bit of everything
Giving Sports Twitter – Covering Sports Team Fundraising and GivingSports.com
EHRandHIT – Feed of the best EMR, EHR and Healthcare IT related content
TV Blog – Best Twitter TV commentary
Pure DWTS – Covering Dancing with the Stars on Twitter
Pure SYTYCD – Covering So You Think You Can Dance on Twitter
Pure AGT – Covering America’s Got Talent on Twitter