Frequently Asked Questions
You can send an email directly to me if you have questions, want me to build or host a website for you for free, or just need another human being to talk to ❤️.
This page is being updated every day! Like my life, this is a work in progress. Attempting to simplify all the info and pages on Nomad Skateboarding as I go. April 23rd 2023
FAQ Table of Contents
- What Is Nomad Skateboarding?
- Building Websites For Free
- Do you not like money??
- Nothing is free. What’s the catch?
- How do you live without charging for your work?
- Is there a contract I sign?
- What could I expect to pay someone else for the same work? (this link will take you to Free Websites and Pressable hosting page)
- How can you afford to pay for my web hosting every month?
- Skateboarding Nomadically Across The World
- IDEA – Inclusion • Diversity • Equity • Access
- My Values and What’s Important (this link will take you to my Life Resume on the About page.)
Where is all the content?
I completely rebuilt this site and changed its intent on February 14th, 2023.
Until now I had shared my WordPress website knowledge, design, and developer time person to person, one good human at a time as I encountered them skateboarding across the world.
There will be new content added to Nomad Skateboarding multiple times a week. Sign up for the newsletter in the menu at the top of any page to stay informed, entertained, and uplifted. 😊
What is Nomad Skateboarding?
Who Are you?
Nomad Skateboarding is me, Mark-Andrew. 🙂 “Nomad” is one of the monikers I was given in 1980 or so at age 5 shortly after receiving my first skateboard.
“That little nomad is out skateboarding again!”– My Mother
I’ve used the name Nomad Skateboarding, or the acronym NSB, as an umbrella name for all of my online endeavors for over 20 years (sorry, Nike! You owe me millions, though! 😅).
For the past years I’ve been pushing around on my skateboard, chasing the Sun, and making free WordPress websites for good humans wherever I find them. And… The world is full of good humans. ❤️
What’s this website about?
A forever free resource for anyone seeking a paradigm shift in who controls their time and influences their well-being.
In order to change the world, one must be different from the world.– Mark-Andrew
Building Websites For Free
How do you live without charging for your work?
Usually by the skin of my teeth. 😅 I’m absolutely okay with this.
“Time is my currency, and I am rich.”Mark-Andrew
Though it would be awesome if I had the means to support more good humans. ❤️
It would also be awesome if I had the means to support myself. 🙏
So if you’re interested in contributing to awesome people doing awesome things, please visit my give page and read what I do and what returns. 🙂
IDEA – Inclusion • Diversity • Equity • Access
What do These Words Mean To Me?
They are here to denote that I support every good human regardless of any label they choose, or choose not, to use.
I’ve never liked using labels or putting people into categories, as almost all of those usually ascribed to me are wrong. My ethnicity almost certainly isn’t what you think. Neither is my sexual orientation. Neither is my upbringing. I do, however, realize that naming something is absolutely imperative to valuing it.
This website, and those I make for others, are direct reflections of my belief that access to all is not only a good thing, it’s the only thing. Literally. Every human being on this Earth is as valuable, and as deserving of love and safety, as everyone else.
What does this mean in practice? Well, when I’m writing this today, it means there’s a Trans Pride flag in the footer and a color palette to match. It means if you really want to label myself and most of those I spend my energy and time with, what I hear often is Queer, artists, poor, LGBTQ+, homefree, vagabonds, nomads, contrarians, dreamers, hippies, van lifers, train hoppers, and/or any term you wish.
For myself, I recognize that we all have different experiences. That our appearance, who we love, and how many dead presidents we’ve collected play a huge role in how we are treated. But the best I can do is keep expanding my capacity for empathy and love, while being the change I wish to see in the world.
So all the sites I’m involved with have accessibility and inclusion as inherent parts of the builds. I’m ecstatic to support everyone, unless you are trying to exclude anyone. Then I would hope to have some conversations between us that might expand some horizons.
Skateboarding Nomadically Across The World
Does everything you own in this world really fit into that small backpack you carry?
Yes. Yes it does.🙂
Everything I own in the world plus the weight of the pack I carry it all in weighs in at 7½ pounds. You can view my exact gear on Lighter Pack here.
*This is what I left my grandparents home with after they both had gone. I never wore the helmet, gave it to a young skater as I was pushing through Rhode Island. I’ve since downsized even more, dropping the Alps compression sack and upgrading to an ultralight backpack from Waymark.