Testing, 1-2-3, anyone reading this?
When I decided to revamp my personal website with a new focus on writing, I reminded myself that the most important thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. That is, find a good existing solution that will prioritize writing rather than spend weeks creating a custom website with all sorts of bells and whistles. And definitely stay away from WordPress.
So, naturally, I Installed WordPress. Not right away. First I did a brief tour of online blogging platforms that ultimately proved unsatisfactory. Then I tried static site generators. Also not a good fit. I briefly flirted with building it all from scratch, but, fortunately, ignored that impulse. So, ultimately, I dove right into the WordPress rabbit hole.
But I try not to be too self-critical. Creating software – even as simple as a personal website – is truly a magical experience. To take an idea in your head and see it come alive is one of the wonders of the modern world. It is hard to describe and appreciate without trying it first-hand. If you haven’t experienced it, I urge you to consider giving it a shot.
Getting reminded of that unique feeling made my WordPress detour very much worth it. And, if you are reading this, I must be satisfied with the result enough to push that elusive publish button. So, we are live, at last!