On Trying Again


If at first you don’t succeed..well, you know the rest.

I was trying to create a site earlier today with wordpress and was having a heck of a time getting vaultpress to work right so I gave up and went for walk and decided to stick with Jekyll as my publishing tool of choice.

One reason I wanted to use wordpress was because I thought it might be easier as once you have it setup all you really have to do is write a title, the post and add an image or two and you’re good to go. But as I have written before I really like using Jekyll once I get my mind wrapped around how static site generators work as it reminds me of creating sites in the old days with just a text editor and some html.

So, once I decided that wordpress was out of the running and that for better or worse, I was stuck with Jekyll I decided to have another stab at designing the site I really wanted, and I have to tell you it’s really ugly and I am totally okay with that.

My new site has white background, zero images and black text with HTML links as the standard blue. It could not be more boring if I tried. And that’s a good thing.

I have no sharing buttons, related posts or any other crap - just content that I hope will be of use to somebody as much as it is to me. I’ve also changed my mindset some. Where I would once chase the money and made many crappy sites trying to do so - this little side hustle is fun and I think that’s more important. Would it be nice if I made a dollar or two? Sure, but I want to add a lot more content and value before I worry about monetizing this.

I’m happy with the day’s efforts and that’s all I could ask. I tried again and I won this time.