Technology Hell: My quest for the WordPress competence.

I am falling behind.  Where I once soaked up tech, I now feel like my father trying to program the record timer on our 1983 VHS: old, frustrated and a little angry.  My brain just isn’t replacing the old stuff like it used to.  Instead it is going into some form of tech depreciation.  The tech I know has lost its value – or is altogether obsolete – and just isn’t being replaced.

The best example is website development, specifically ‘WordPress.’  Yeah, sure, I’ve known of content management software for a long time.  But I can’t say I really knew what it did, at least not in practice.  You see, the last time I was actively involved in making websites – and I will preface this by saying I was a clumsy hack who had only basic html understanding – the year was 2001 and people were still complaining about hanging chads.  A lot has happened since then.  People seem to have gotten a whole lot smarter.  Websites seem to have gotten both easier to manage and harder to set up.  My head is spinning.  I feel if I can just get past the ‘dumbass’ stage in website development, I can start making content.  And after all, as Billy said in ’96, “Content is King.”

This is an ongoing quest.  Watch this space.

About dmcfee

David was born and raised in Perth, Western Australia, but has spent much of the last 20-years abroad. A passionate environmental scientist and humanist, he is currently preparing for the next chapter of his life in the sleepy town of Flagler Beach, Florida.

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