I switched to WordPress a bit casually, maybe: I knew I didn’t want to stick with Tumblr, I knew I didn’t want to go back to good old Movable Type, and there was an obvious answer out there. I figured I could get my content up and make an improvement or two every week until the site was where I wanted it. You know, agile-style. But I don’t think I truly realized the learning curve.
See, I’m taking on a bunch of projects:
- Move to WordPress (and try not to break too many links!)
- Move to a new design that makes me happy
Two simple tasks, right? Except this probably means:
- Learning how WordPress works
- Learning a bunch of PHP
- Learning a bunch of jQuery
- Freshening up my CSS
- Making vim useful
- Doing my first project on git rather than svn
I’m pretty sure that, if somebody at my office proposed doing this much, I’d tell ‘em it was a bad idea. Yet here I am. And I already, a la Cortez burning his ships, uninstalled Movable Type and got rid of all my old archives. So it’s win or die.
But a lot of work shouldn’t mean that this blog’s unreadable. Thus: a nice, simple prepackaged theme while we wait for me to do all that stuff. Think I’ll finish this year?