I’m wondering if this whole WordPress blogging system is changing the way I think about Scatterthought and publish on it. It’s far more convenient than HTML, for sure, but it just…feels different. Like it’s not really me. It lacks personality.
It’s just another blog.
And I don’t really like that.
My HTML site isn’t great, but it’s mine. Developed by me from the ground up over the course of years. Revised, rebuilt, redesigned. Always by me.
The new Scatterthought (what you’re reading right now) isn’t me. Someone else created the engine. A different person created the look and feel. I’m reduced to an administrator.
And I don’t like that at all.
Part of the problem is that I currently lack the time and desire to bend this site to my will. Part of the problem is that I’m not sure if I have the skills to do so. Actually, those are the same problem: I lack the time and desire to study up and gain the skills.
Part of the problem is that the WordPress capabilities are so vast compared to what I used to do that I’m a little lost as to where and how I should start.
Hence the bland, mass-produced solution.
And, in case you weren’t paying attention, I don’t really like that at all.
Let’s put it this way. Right now, I don’t feel any real ownership over anything more than the writing, whereas before I felt ownership over the entire site.
What does this mean? One of two things.
Either I figure out what I’m doing and really make an effort to personalize the new Scatterthought.
Or I abandon it and go back to HTML.
Can’t tell you which way I’ll go right now, so stay tuned.