Build better websites
Building a website is one of the ways you can get yourself known. You want to brand your name so if it possible purchase your name as a domain name. If you are lucky it will be available. If not there are other ways to get your name into the domain name like you might put something with your name. You could do gadgetsbyyourname.com or gardeningwithyourname.com. The .com is best but you can get other extensions like .org or .info, it is up to you.
Then once you have your domain name you have to decide what platform to use. One of the most popular is WordPress. WordPress is a user friendly platform and great for the beginner. Personally I like the Joomla platform. Not a whole lot of difference but I think you can do a lot more with it. Either way what you want to do is learn everything there is to know about the platform you pick.
WordPress Blogs are great for people who like to write articles on their topic of interest. Viewers can comment on your article and you create a relationship with your viewers.
I set up a Word Press Blog for a friend of mine and he is having the time of his life. He has had over 2 million page views on it. His website is www.woodbeecarver.com. He does incredible carvings.
Below is just one of many of his Hobo carvings.
Anyway you should give it a try and see what happens. You will have fun if nothing else.