I’m ready to upgrade. I’ve spoken about it in the past, the idea that I’ll have additional contributors and a higher end more magazine like appearance for this website. As a matter of fact by the time this posts, you may be reading this on the new site. I’ve interviewed several people who do wordpress sites. I’ve had several brainstorming sessions.. and in the end it all came down to what was easiests. Just use an inexpensive theme I could buy directly from wordpress.
I personally don’t have enough traffic on this site to really invest in self hosting, or a developer who knows CSS. It wasn’t too difficult to come to this conclusion. If there is one thing I have learned over the years it’s that you can make a ton of money and have a huge impact with limited internet investment. It’s not the presentation, it’s the content and the community (traffic).
So what does this mean to you? Well, it means that you’ll have a prettier site to look at or to show to the world. It also means you don’t have to waste the dozens of hours that I did to get there. The odds are that you most likely have an idea for some other project you want to work on. Maybe it’s a side business, or maybe it’s a main business. Assuming you want an expanded web presence, at minimal cost, well then a wordpress blog is the ultimate KISS. It will take you some time, it’ll take you some effort.. but if your running any sort of initative, and the readers of this blog most likely all have the ability, then a simple wordpress theme is absolutely the way to go. It was for me.
Tools, Techniques and Teams – Tools, Techniques and Teams posts are designed to be a look behind the veil of this project. The posts are about the tools i’m using(or considering), such as hardware, software, and services. The techniques I’ve discovered to help process my workflow, and the team members i’m relying on to help me bring it all together.