Starting the Website

December 13, 2017

The front page of this website states that this website was created by me on December 13, 2017.

In order to start this website, I needed to learn HTML, the coding language that creates this website. The beginning of my education in HTML began on October 22, 2017, when I went to my local library and got a book on coding in HTML. (My third grade teacher would be proud of me.)

Within an hour I had a small webpage up on my computer with whatever happened in the Chase house that day. This wasn't on the internet for everyone yet, I didn't know how to do that. If I ever find that file, I will put it up on this website.

Fast forward to December 12. I was watching a YouTube video on how to make a website for free. This was not a scam. If it was a scam, this would not be here until 2023.

At 7:37 am on December 13 (I don't usually use times because it's very detailed, except for here, but this is special.), I registered the original .tk domain (benchaseyt.tk, changed to current on April 24, 2019).

I showed my friends the website later that afternoon after I finished setting it up around 2:00 pm. (My middle school did not have us do much work, therefore I could set up a whole simple landing page.) They thought it was cool.

That afternoon at home was spent further improving the website, and the rest is history.

Here I am in January 2021 writing this, and it's still up. The website has been moved around a lot of times (and even switched away from hand-coded a few times). It's still up. I still enjoy writing things here.