If you were to log in, you'd be able to get more information on your fellow community member.
OK, so I'm inspired to build a "humble personal homepage" with no intention of making money. I use your model and include all the personal contact information, including a link to a map to my house. So far, this all makes sense to me. Next, I might add a page about my extensive music (yuppie scum CDs) collection, with my ratings and some favorite links. Then, I'd add a page about photography with some images and links. If I'm really feeling adventurous, I might add a page on competition handgunning.
Have I not just made my home address a tempting target for nefarious folk? Here, this is where I live, and this is all the cool stuff I have to steal? By the way, I included information about where I work, so you can deduce when I won't be home.
How do you get around that? While your Stearns and Foster is probably safe, I fear for your Linn Sondeck!
Here's a twist on organizing your site before the search engines find you:
I started a humble home page / website with my ISP, GTE. At GTE, all non-commercial homepages have a mandatory URL http://home1.gte.net/USER_NAME/index.htm where USER_NAME is of course your login name. You can have hundreds of pages, but you must have one page with this URL. Naturally, most people use it as the base home page.
The site had been up for a month, when my wife was conducting a job interview. She asked about the candidates interests, he said he liked music. She said, "You should visit our website, my husband likes music, too." She wrote down the URL for him.
He didn't want the job. A week later, he calls in and leaves a message on her voice-mail. He has visited the site, and did not think it appropriate that she be giving out the URL, as it's quite offensive. This would have been baffling, except that he read the URL into the voice-mail. He...