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Recent Blog Entry: Life update – Oct. 20, 2020
What’s going on with yours truly these days …

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Welcome to CodyCutter.net!
Home of news and sports journalist Cody Cutter, based in Sterling, Illinois.

It’s been a while since I had an actual website for myself. Remember those old GeoCities or Expage websites from 20orso years back? And how COOL it was to have your own website?

Everyone else at Challand Middle School had Expage websites. I, and maybe a couple of others, had GeoCities — which was a Yahoo product, and my email was (and still is) done though Yahoo. There was a lot of creativity and cool backgrounds associated with GeoCities, as opposed to the simple, same-as-everyone-else template that Expage had.

I actually used some of Expage to make my website better. For some reason, Expage didn’t allow clickable URL links on their pages (I’m pretty sure of it). However, GeoCities did. So I just made a bunch of random Expage pages and linked them to my GeoCities page and created perhaps a more comprehensible website than everyone else.

Yeah, boo me!

GeoCities and Expage faded as MySpace and Facebook took over; those two sites incorporated what ICQ used to do. Working with my old website helped me develop my old Northern Illinois Sports Beat website, and the personal blogs I used to have in the years after high school.

Facebook is my primary social media tool, and I could do a lot with it. However, since it is a chronological news feed, it doesn’t allow me to keep “features” redily accessible, like a webpage does.

So what can you see here?

The front page pretty much sums up how things are going for me, like a journal of sorts. It also will provide updates on special things I put together, which are detailed on subsequent pages on this site’s menu — Click on the small box with the three horizontal lines at the top-left corner of the screen to see the sub pages.

Right now, I have links “About Me,” which is a small bio about me; “Recent Road Trips,” which will detail the many road trips I take throughout Illinois and parts of the Midwest; “Local History,” which will have a collection of topics I’m interested in; and “Baseball Card Talk,” about my card collection, junk wax topics and stuff.

I also have links to my online archive of stories at Sauk Valley Media (my current employer), links to my Facebook and Twitter, and a link to another website that I help out with called Illinois High School Glory Days — which is about high schools and other schools which are no longer in existence.

I hope to have an archive on my fairly recent road trip adventures posted soon.

Check back for more info!


I am accessible via Facebook and Twitter messenger, and it is the best way to get a hold of me; the links to those accounts are accessible by clicking on the menu square at the top left. You can also email me at shs42886 (at) yahoo (dot) com.