A Blog about my journey as as web developer

Trying new things

As Any good Web Developer will tell you there is always more to learn.  Right now my blog here is done via WordPress.  It’s not that I don’t like wordpress, but I feel that doesn’t speak much for the Developer in me that I am using a system like this and didn’t build something on my own.  For sometime now (long before I started this) I have been trying to build a blog site for myself.  Never happy  with how it looked or thrilled with how the back end was working I caved and started using WordPress.  The  need to still have a blog that I built vs templates is still important so slowly I have been working on a Django based blog.  I am not even close to being done but it’s getting there.   I have the Admin side up and running and 2 test posts added and even a comment section added.  Lots of styling is still needed, and quite a few more features to add that I want but hey, I am not unhappy with it.  And that is what is important. It is taking me a while to get this far only because I am picky about certain things, but if it is going to be my site I should be happy with how it turns out right?

My current hurdle is the landing page.  Right now it is all the posts like you see above.  I do like the shadowing I have going on that make the posts stand out.  That was fun.  But I also need to have the recent posts show up on the right in the  links section.  I need or want to add categories as well so you can filter.  I am sure in time I will get this figured out.  Then of course I guess I will have to add all the posts in wordpress to that one.   It is fun testing and trying new things.  Seeing what I can do.  Just how far can I push my self.  Will this blog ever go live or just be a project and I stick with what is working?  Honestly?  It doesn’t matter, as long as I am doing something, and keep trying things I am bettering my  knowledge and skills.

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