10 February 2011

After a long hiatus from blogging, I’ve decided to give it another go. You might be asking “When in the hell did you ever blog before?!” Good question.

My first attempt was back in college, somewhere in the 2003-2004 time frame. Back then, Blogger had grown in popularity and had been recently acquired by Google. I thought if Google was this invested in Blogger, there must be some value. So, I decided I wanted to find out what this blogging was all about. But instead of using the Blogging service, I decided to roll my own home-made version. I’m not sure why I decided to “re-invent the wheel”…perhaps it was because I wanted to see what it would take to build such as tool. Anyway, I built my entire home-made system and was blogging in no time. The core of the system was architected with Perl logic and a MySQL datastore. It worked OK. It was mostly a kluge, but it got the job done. I was even able to re-use most that system for a baseball team site of a team I used to manage and play for during one summer in college (the 2004 MABL Northern Colorado Red Sox!).

But I digress. I’m back to trying to keep a blog and be proactive with it. This time through my blogging experience, instead of writing my own software, I’ve decided to use the current industry standard, WordPress, as blogging platform. I like it so far. It wasn’t very hard to setup and to customize, making getting a blog up and running a cinch. I’m still not sure what exactly my blog is going to be about…probably a whole plethora of topics. We’ll see. Stay tuned for more, you non-existent visitor…you.

— Onyx