Some of you who have known me for years will remember that I first started my web site sometime during my junior or senior year of high school. Senior year, I overhauled the site into more of a blog. I wrote all the HTML for it myself during geosystems one day, including the first post. I continued to update that page during high school, and moved it from the systems lab at school to my home computer (running an impressive newly released Red Hat 9) when I graduated. All of my early posts were supplimented by epic away messages that were essentially an IM version of a blog.
I continued to make the occasional update or post into the second semester of college. At that point, I did a major redesign of my site to make it look good and update the content. Sadly, I never finished that update. I posted the nearly complete results and continued to update the content, but never finished my template.
As time went on, I posted less and less frequently. By the end of the semester, I had all but stopped posting. That site remained active the entire next year, but I knew it was time to move my site to blogging software.
What kept me from using Blogger, Xanga, or another hosted blog service? I’ve always liked hosting my own sites and having full access to all the code I’m using. Therefore, I knew that I would either need to find GPL blog software or write my own blogging system.
I am just now getting around to finally putting my software into WordPress, a GPL blogging system that looks like it will meet all my needs. Check back here for frequent updates!
Also, I’m working on a blogroll (links to friends’ blogs/sites). If you’d like to be included on it, please send me a message or leave me a comment with your URL.