I’ve heard about WordPress off and on over the years. I remember when blogging was a new thing, and I remember thinking to myself, “why would I want to do that?” For that matter, I remember thinking, “why would anybody read what I wrote if I did?”
Admittedly, not much has changed in my thinking in that regard; while I lead a life that is interesting to me, I can’t imagine that it’s particularly thrilling to others. Nevertheless, I’ve published a few books on Amazon now, and I have to admit that I enjoy it. Writing is one of those things that “feels better out than in,” and barring writing more full-length novels, this seems like a good way to blow off some steam while thinking about what my next story will be. So, in short, you could say that I’m starting this blog for me, not for you, and that makes it feel less narcissistic somehow; I’m not writing to garner everybody’s attention; I’m writing because it feels good to do so. And I get WordPress experience. I’ve seen a number of job postings where people need people familiar with WordPress, and being able to claim some familiarity with it would be a good start. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.