So I have a domain name, some webspace and the dev environment setup, only thing to do now is find a blogging engine to post my thoughts to. I decided to use WordPress as it’s pretty popular around the online communities i’m interested in.

Again, I was amazed at how simple this was to install. Download, unzip, create a database (using phpMyAdmin which came as part of the Xampp install), update a single config file with the database details et voila! Run the setup.php and within 2 minutes the blog was up and running.

The whole site took no longer than 20 minutes to bring together, the tools available nowadays are just so easy to use! Just the way it should be.