I had something I thought would be fun to share with people a few days ago, but I had no suitable venue to post the text into. Tumblr had been recommended to me, so I took the time to dust off my as-yet-unused Tumblr account, format the text, and stick up a post. It was only after sharing the post on Facebook and Google+ that I learned that Tumblr doesn’t have a comment function. In fact, after poking around a bit more, I’m not sure what exactly Tumblr is supposed to be used for…maybe announcements or something.
I then was consumed by the idea of starting a website on my own. I bought a dozen domain names a few years ago; they were sitting around, not doing anything, because I didn’t know how to go about making a website. Now seemed to be a good time to learn.
I got so excited by this idea that I almost jumped out of bed two nights ago to try my hand at registering a host domain website thing and making WordPress run on it. Yeah, I didn’t know what I was doing at all. After spending half a day on this, I now have marginally more knowledge than I did two nights ago. Yesterday, for the first time, I set up a webhost! I flimgaggled the nameservers so they point where they should! I installed WordPress! I (barely) customized my theme! All of these were firsts for me, and I did them by myself. Admittedly, that’s why this site sucks.
But it’s here, and I’m going to write things and figure out how this stuff works. I’m excited to learn, and I’m looking forward to writing more in general.
Also, the Internet needs more blogs.