I have had an introduction message in the can for quite some time now. It’s been almost a month and I just never clicked the publish button. This is the same old thing that has happened to all my blogs in the past. I create a blog that is too narrowly focused and I lose interest trying to write with any regularity. Mostly, however, I aim for this unobtainable perfection. That is why the last post has sat in my dropbox folder for a month.
I first opted for a Tumblr account. Tumblr is easy and quick. A perfect simplicity, exactly what I am trying to aim for here. Get in and out and not sit and think about a post for a month. Unfortunately it is too simple and restrictive and so which much hesitation I fired up WordPress yet again.
So I wrote up my post. Check. I installed WordPress on my host. Check. Now all I have to do is publish and away we go. Back in the world of personal blogging! Wrong. I had to find the right template and install some cool widgets. I got lost in the minutia of getting everything perfect. It’s bad enough I’ve already re-written this very post again.
It’s easy to lose interest and faith in a project if you reach for perfection right away. I am not aiming for this here. This is a personal hub for everything I want to share and talk about. Programming, beer, video games, there are no predefined rules here. Right now there is a tacky layout and not much else… and I’m ok with that. I will add those pesky widgets next time.
I make no promises except one to myself: To press that damn publish button.