It is really stupidly easy to start blogging on wordpress.com. It’s been a while since I blogged at the old JG blog (which is still live, and shouldn’t be…) which was a hosted wordpress.com site. Now our blogs (all 3 of them – for runners, the main blog, and for charities) are self-hosted, so we have more flexibility, but I wanted to get something up quick; hence being here.
The first blog I ever wrote (it was fairly shameful, although I’m a little sad that it’s gone to the great content graveyard in the sky…) was on community server software back in 2006. I vaguely remember that it wasn’t great to use. From there I took over the runnings of the JG charities blog (on Typepad – http://justgiving.typepad.com/charities) and started to get a better understanding of what I wanted from a blog, and what they could do.
Anyway, I wanted a theme with a few columns so I could pull in feeds from all the other places I write content (laziness ftw!) so I’ve gone with Fjords04 by Peterandrej (who I want to think is an Eastern European Peter Andre lookalike). I was tempted by Grid Focus by Derek Punsalan but it’s a bit too plain, however much I love clean and simple web design.
So now I’m here. But I’ll probably move to a self-hosted blog sometime soon. At which point I’ll probably write an equally riveting post about that process…