I write a lot to help organize my thoughts. But most of my notes are either in a journal – there’s still something special about using a pen and paper, or in Word docs. This creates a couple of problems – it’s hard to search, and I’m the only one to benefit from this effort. Blogging is my way of sharing some of my ideas/thoughts that might help others, and to also make it searchable for my own needs.
Since this blog isn’t intended to be a revenue stream, I am not going to worry about site-optimization, pushing traffic, and all the other internet/ecommerce type stuff. My goal is to keep things simple and the costs manageable. The quick/easy would be to spin up a virtual machine, load it with a LAMP stack, install WordPress, and be done. That’s what the super-basic WP hosts offer. But then I was thinking what if something I write somehow really hits a cord with peeps? This solution would crumble with traffic, plus it would be fragile. Time to distribute it.