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The Launching of YakHawaii.com

Written by Paul Belmudes
Saturday, 24 October 2021 01:18

img_0815Aloha and welcome to YakHawaii.com.  We have now been online since our first article debuted October 16, 2009.  Starting an online journal for kayak fishing requires content to post and that means catching fish, fishing with friends and having something to write about with videos and photos.  This is a hobby and not meant to be a professional site with a full staff behind it.  Hopefully in the next couple of months, I will have other kayak anglers contribute their success stories with knowledge of the sport for those seeking more information on extreme Hawaii kayak fishing.

There will be more sections added in the near future in addition to the core already in place.  It's been a learning curve to understand the layout of Joomla 1.5, a free open source code and the foundation program for this website. I knew nothing about Joomla and its extensions before I started this project 60 days ago.  All I know is this is something that I have been wanting to do for sometime now.  To some degree, Joomla is simple once you get the hang of it with some organization. I wish I was a fast typist and a more creative writer to go along with it, but I'm a fast learner with an old school mentality!

The great thing about Joomla is that it does not cost anything for the program.  It only requires a hosting company that supports Joomla and a domain name like YakHawaii.com .  Learning to shoot videos on the water, positioning the camera angles, editing the videos with sound will only get better as time goes on. This is a work-in-progress and in the beginning stages of development... but I believe that if I remain healty at the age of 52 and I am able to keep paddling (pedaling on my kayak), I will do my best to keep an online journal of my kayak fishing experiences in the coming years.

If anyone should have any questions about what I am using to make this happen, feel free to contact me with your comments or questions.  Aloha and Mahalo!

Paul Belmudes