“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?
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…