Progress is made by lazy men looking for easier ways to do things – Robert A. Heinlein

I was thinking the other day about this blog, how I don’t blog often enough, and why that might be. I found plenty of excuses, of course the real reason is because im not motivated to, but there are a few other reasons around it. Firstly, perhaps wordpress isnt the best, I mean its good, I like it, but i find it an absolute nightmare to make my blog appear in the correct font, I normally have to write it in Word (gasp), then paste it into wordpress, then spend at least 10 minutes formating, a pretty terrible experience.

 Yet it appears from the interface im typing into now I cant even select a font, surely thats a missing feature, I mean I dont want anything else, just font size, font family and bold or italic (which I can do). My other rant is about password, wherever I have to change it, ive never found it, subsequently everytime I have to log in I have to report my password as lost, generate a new one, go to my mail etc. Boring.

The human reason I dont blog so often, appart from being lazy, is that many of the thoughts I have or things I have a “potentially” interesting opinion on are non-IT related, and I suppose I’ve always felt this blog was my work-based output, so maybe ill change that, and change my blogging provider.

Thats it really, hopefully when I read this tommorrow it will remind me to do something about it.


12 Responses to Progress is made by lazy men looking for easier ways to do things – Robert A. Heinlein

  1. Why would you want to set the font for an article? Surely that would be set in the stylesheet?

  2. Robbie says:

    I wouldn’t worry about tayloring your writing to your audience. If you’ve got something you want to say, write it.

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  4. Alkesh says:

    The work-based vs non-work based output is what is putting me off blogging.
    I’ve thought about setting up two blogs (one geek one, one non-geek one).

    What would be nice is if wordpress supported multiple RSS feeds – so you could have a geek feed, and a non-geek feed – tagging stories as appropriate to get them into the correct feed.

  5. davidjames says:

    True Kerry, I suppose my complaint is at the interface, i mean a blog shouldnt need me to know about css surely.
    Robbie and Alkesh, yes it a tricky one, i might have a go at putting some non-work blogging content and seeing how it goes down!

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