I finally decided to actually do something with joshbryan.com after almost a year of inactivity. I spent several weeks attempting to be true to my self and write content management sytem specifically tailored for what I envisioned my personal web page being. As I thought about it more and more, I began to realize that what I was developing was really a blog system, and there was no need to reinvent the wheel. I gave in. After several years of resisting the idea of blogs as being little more than online diaries and bulletin boards of useless ramblings, I decided to give it a shot. Since I am doing this, i’ll try to keep my postings away from the tenor of the blogs that had put me off to begin with, however, if I do stray, I hope that friends, family, and public will keep me true to my purpose.
That being said, I will use this site to promote general know of topics i’m interested in, and hopefully keep discussion of those topics as open, fair, and objective as possible. I am not starting this to make a statement, prove a point, or vent unnecessarily. The majority of my postings will likely be related to music or software, as these are both my careers and hobbies. However, if I see news or commentary that passes the previous criteria, and that is of interest to me, I may pass it along as well.
As I didn’t want to reinvent the wheel, I chose to reinvent the wheel, I chose WordPressas my blogging engine. I will try it out and see how I like it, and compare to others. For now, I have chosen the simple yet good looking theme Blue Radiant. [Update 2006-02-08: I have now redone most of the theme to fit my own style. Though, in source, some of the original code exists, most of the look and feel has changed.] I hope to in the near future design my own look and feel for this site and make it a little more personalized.
Until then, I’m jumping in…hope you enjoy. :)