Why I created Blake’s Best

I created this site for two primary reasons:

  1. Sharing what I learn — I invest a ton of time into researching things I am considering purchasing (yes, I’m the guy who reads through all those Amazon reviews before figuring out which model to buy), trying to repair, attempting to optimize, or figuring out how to save/earn money.   I figure I might as well share what I learn along the way, right?  I hope it helps you and saves you time.
  2. Personal creative project — While writing has never been a favorite creative outlet for me, I’ve always enjoyed creating things.  So, I’m using this a mechanism to get me doing more creating.  So far, it’s fun — even though I’m a bit of a perfectionist!

The last thing I’ll say is that I really like reviews and how-to’s that are well thought out and comprehensive.  As I’m trying out fixes, hacks, repairs, etc. I often find instructions lacking or missing some key steps.  (Yes, I’m also the guy who reads the manual.)  Or, on Amazon, it’s like 95% of the reviews are useless crap and then you get that gem that gives you the nugget of information you need to make your decision.  I love that.   So, help me be that gem.  If I’m not explaining something well enough or skipping steps, let me know in the comments.  I’ll do my best!

What, you want to know more about me?  Why?  Fine, I live in San Francisco, CA with my lovely wife.  I have many jobs at the moment — independent business consultant, (amazing!) building manager, and aspiring entrepreneur.  Oh yeah, and I guess blogger…