The end of the spiral (or is it the start?)

Starting a blog is something I tell myself I’m going to do every year. It always starts with, ‘Should I use or write something myself’? I usually like to have as much control over the design/layout and code of the projects I work on as is possible. This is especially true with personal projects. So begins the spiral: what language should I write the blog in? what it should look like? should I use a pre-made solution such as WordPress or Mezzanine, a framework like Django or CodeIgniter?

As you can see, I finally decided to just use WordPress with a very simple theme (Manifest). What I write is much more important than what language I use, or how fancy the site looks. I do plan on adding a few customizations to the theme, but not to get carried away by over designing and under utilizing.

The end of the spiral (or is it the start?)