Oct 222009

And so am I.

While I procrastinate on an ongoing basis when it comes to finishing the new Soft Rock Software website (just look at the awful variation on my logo which is currently there at the top right – ugh!), which is more important than my personal website (which doesn’t even exist at the moment), I’ve decided to install WordPress, and use that as a way to publish miscellaneous ramblings. This is the first, just to start things off.

The sort of things you can expect to find here will be varied, but might include:

  • Examples of my general silliness, some of which you might laugh at, and others stare at blankly thinking “WTF?”
  • The occasional review of something I’ve seen or read – I’m unlikely to review everything, but if it stands out from the crowd (for me) as being particularly good or bad, I might throw up a comment.
  • Useful information? Maybe. I might also consider installing WordPress to use on the Soft Rock Software website and, if so, that’s where generally useful stuff would be more likely to end up.
  • Things that could be described in any way except the ways above, but which I haven’t thought of as I type this? Probably.

This being my first entry, on the first ‘blog’ I’ve set up, it’s hardly surprising that I forgot to include something. I could add this via the comments, but given that other than mentioning that I’ve set it up on my Facebook status (without mentioning a first entry – after all, it doesn’t really say anything useful) I’ve not really publicised it. This paragraph and the next two, then, is the sum total of that edit.

I mentioned above that the reason for doing this is so that I can publish the occasional item while I fail to finish redesigning my business site, and while I have no personal site. It’s probably worth adding that although it might sound like I write a great deal (possibly true, but it’s much less these days, and most of it is disposable rubbish), and that posts will be frequent, in fact they almost certainly won’t.

Finally, it’s worth expanding on my reasons for doing this. What I said above almost makes it sound like I’m doing this as a temporary thing, while the redesign is ongoing, and that having set it up then thought about adding one to the Soft Rock site when it’s ready. The truth is that I had been considering adding blogging software to both my business and personal sites for a while, though obviously, my original plan was to finish the former and start AND finish the latter before doing so. For a brief moment there, I also considered setting up the main riscository.com site (which also doesn’t exist at the moment) as a blog in its own right – possibly as a Drobe alternative (though not as good) now that it’s in Archive mode. One reason I didn’t, though, is because I’m not likely to update it that often, and another is because a newsy type thing has been added to the front page of riscos.info – and we already have various news portals in the RISC OS world of varying quality and quantity of updates. However, maybe I still will, concentrating just on a more limited subset of things; those that are of interest or some relevance to me.

And I now promise not to edit this first post any more. Which statement, in a paragraph of its own, makes an additional paragraph over and above the ones above that form part of the edit – but I’m sure I can be forgiven. 🙂

So there you go.

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