“To blog, or not to blog, that is the question“, or that was the question, and one that I’ve now clearly answered after much deliberation, but How and Why?
This was the easy one. After a general trawl around the web and much Stumbling, it became plainly apparent that the blogging platform of choice was WordPress.
I already had my own domain (www.richardfarrar.com), which I’d had for quite a while, however this was presently being hosted on a Windows server running ASP scripting (WordPress requires PHP scripting and a MySQL database). So…
- Step 1: Get a hosting account supporting PHP scripting and MySQL databases (supplied courtesy of Zen Internet).
- Step 2: Convert my existing site from ASP to PHP.
- Step 3: Play with WordPress themes to replicate my existing site as closely as possible.
- Step 4: Crow-bar my existing pages into static pages within the WordPress framework.
…all ready to go. All I need now is content!
Well, I’m still not exactly sure what this blogging thing is all about, but have decided to take the plunge anyway and make it up as I go along.
Over the years I’ve been guided and assisted in my journey through cyberspace by a plethora of information on the web, posted by many selfless individuals. So I guess this blog is an attempt to redress the balance and give something back to the web community.
Hopefully I’ll have something worthwhile to say. I certainty won’t be posting entries about my cat. Probably because I haven’t got a cat, but the principle would remain even if I did, so no fear if I get a kitten for Christmas…