Today is a good day to start a personal web site. Everyone else has one. Why not me? I’ve been wanting to do this for about five years. A personal web site. A place where I can log in from anywhere, jot down a few notes, let everyone in the world read my prose and purpose and patter.
It’s not that there are few tools to make the online journalistic process easy.
Today I wrote a lengthy article on web site development tools for Mac360. Pick your poison. WordPress. Blogger. Joomla. EE.
There are more ways to express yourself with a web site than anyone would have imagined merely 10 years ago. Many are free and come with packaged designs. You get what they give you.
Desktop publishing swept the world in the late 80s and early 90s. From the year 2000, personal publishing has gone online and mainstream with easy to use online publishing tools.
Some are complex tools that let you create what you want, the way you want it. That’s my route. My colors. My design. My layout. My code. My words.
Now that it’s here, why? Why put myself through the genuinely difficult task of building something complex, only to be faced with another genuinely complex task of thinking of something to say?
The former takes effort, the latter merely requires a keyboard and being awake.
For better or wose, through the good times and bad times, I now have a place to say what’s on my mind. As my mother would say, “Tera, that won’t take long.”
She was right, of course. Mothers are like that.