Welcome to “square one”…

What a disaster this website is! In my attempts to revamp my personal branding website from 2017 I have been trying out various platforms.

  • First I went with hand coding a few pages. It was fast, responsive and would be easy to maintain since there would be no CMS software updates. But then I realized I might actually want to post content to my website so into the recycle bin with the coded site.
  • Next I set up a WordPress site. I’ve used WP on a few projects here and there over the years with varying degrees of success so I figured it would get the job done quickly and easily. Then I started getting creative with the functions.php file and things quickly got out of control.
  • Once I started fiddling around with code again I scrapped WP in favor of giving a databaseless CMS a shot – so over the weekend I started playing with Jekyll and Grav. Both are extremely cool with all kinds of fun to be had with command line commands. Unfortunately I was spending too much time screwing around than I was creating content for my website.
  • After I opted against my fourth cup of coffee for the day I cleared out my server, set up a fresh WordPress installation and here we are. So now I have a fairly ugly, content light website, in the middle of a job search. Luckily I scored some extra contract work and my wife (a real estate rockstar) just signed another listing.

What’s next?

I’ve decided to think a bit more Kaizen in this fourth and FINAL iteration of this website. I am starting with nothing, but a quickly modified theme in WordPress and a bunch of placeholder content to re-build my personal branding website. The difference is THIS time y’all are coming along for the ride! I am going to build on this thing daily and post my updates to my blog and various social media accounts. Feels like a really weird idea which is probably why I like it so much.

One of the basic rules of the universe is that nothing is perfect. Perfection simply doesn’t exist…..Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist.

Stephen Hawking