Tag: Blog

These are the bits that going into making up one of my blog posts. I make decisions on each of these points and create something that is hopefully useful and satisfying to me and an artifact to share that others might draw inspiration or help from as well.

Several weeks ago, I decided it was time for me to move on from Octopress. It’s given me a good run. But there were a couple of causes that pushed me over the edge. My experience has been good with a few pains in the conversion.

How do you inform people of your next big idea? How do you motivate others to continue listening to you once you have their attention? In the age of the Internet, there are countless competitors in almost every space. To differentiate yourself, you’ll need to create something truly amazing. But that’s not enough. Get that product or service into the public eye, and engage the masses to take a look and spread the good word. Michael Hyatt shares how to build the platform upon which this process will happen.

Why would one choose Octopress over WordPress? What are the pros and cons? I’ve recently implemented a blog – this blog – in WordPress. It was a difficult decision for me. At the time, I looked at Octopress, but I was jazzed by the success of others on WordPress, and I wanted to try it out. I’m glad that I did try it out, but now I’m glad that I’ve switched to Octopress. Here’s why.

I was inspired by Michael Hyatt’s book, Platform, to start writing this blog. As he suggested, I just started writing. But also as he suggested, I’ve been percolating over what my blog topics will be. I’ve just been writing for several weeks. I’ve finally settled in on a number of categories that will help me focus a bit. But each are plenty broad to be able to write on most any and all things related to software.

Some might ask why a guy who loves his life of code would choose WordPress as the framework for one of his websites. Well, I chose a WordPress blog. I almost didn’t. It’s been a long time coming. It’s early in the game, but I think it was a good choice.