Hi my name is Alex Eliades and this is my personal blog. I spent most of my life in various parts of the UK but currently I live in Cyprus. I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a bit of a geek and probably spend far too much time in front of my laptops. I make a living doing online marketing for a Forex company and also through a couple of niche websites that I run in my spare time. If I’m not working I’m generally eating, sleeping, with the wife or on a beach somewhere. I’ve had a passion for the Internet ever since it helped radically change my life in the early naughties (2000’s) but that’s a long story. For some reason I also find myself spending time tinkering around with routers, WiFi antennas, web scripts, special Linux distributions and anything that can be installed on a PC, phone or router.
I believe in goals, openness, sharing ideas, efficiency, education, honesty, equality, statistics and a long list of other stuff. I am an advocate of the paperless office, promoting young people, environmental and social responsibility, giving credit where its due and helping people when I can. In my eyes the most successful people are the ones that can identify strengths in others, then encourage and inspire them to do work they are good at.
I graduated with a bachelors degree in Business IT from Portsmouth University in the UK, then went on to start a career in software solution sales but after some years realised that it wasn’t my calling in life. The fact that I was a closet techie and developed websites in my spare time was probably a sign that my future didn’t lie in sales. Anyway it was an awesome ride, I travelled all over the UK and met loads of interesting people on the way. The turning point came during my time working at a cool web agency in Tech City, East London with some really inspirational people, not to mention my just as inspirational friends that were close to me back then. During my time there I discovered affiliate marketing, learned a bit about SEO and was surrounded by techies, usability gurus and digital strategists. It was at this point I knew that my future was with the web and I created my first website that produced me a regular income after leaving.
My favourite music includes acid jazz, lounge and rock type genres depending on my mood. Favourite films include American Beauty, Limitless, The Game and many others that I really cant think of, off the top of my head. I love being under the sun, outdoors and in a natural environment, especially by (or in) the sea on a hot summers day.
My favourite quote is “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” Ernest Hemingway. The reason I like it is because I agree we should always look to improve ourselves and not get bogged down with comparing ourselves to others.
London has to be one of the most impressionable places I have lived to date because not only is the place alive and full of people at the top of their game but I was lucky enough to have met a load of forward thinking people, which I hope rubbed off on me a bit. Its just a shame I cant stand the British weather!
I produced this blog so I could keep a journal and share my interests, ideas and experience with the world or at least anyone that is interested enough to read it!