Strictly Commercial

July 31, 2008

Have You No Shame?! or: I Am A Whore With A Keyboard.

Filed under: blogging, Commercial, sponsorship — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — castlewriter @ 9:05 am

Nope! Sure don’t! Got plenty of other stuff, though, including:

  • Reviews of products
  • Reviews of reviews of products
  • Reviews of reviewers of products
  • A piece of bacon on my desk
  • Random humor
  • Bills to pay

And I’ve gathered all these things — less the bacon, I just ate that, yummy! — into this blog. You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You’ll… probably actually just laugh, and that’s okay! There are worse ways to spend 3 and a half minutes. (Your wife sure isn’t very discreet!)

The first thing I’d like to review is WordPress, since I’m already here and don’t really have a better idea at the moment.

Initial impressions? Way more confusing than Blogger! But to someone like me, who doesn’t spend his entire waking moment blogging, that’s probably actually a good thing in disguise. Because what really confuses me about WordPress is the wide array of advanced user options. WordPress, to my untrained eye, is for professionals. The flexibility to building your blog just the way you¬†want it is frankly daunting to a beginner — but for professional bloggers, who grind out post after post, then monetize their blog to turn each word into pennies, dimes or dollars — that flexibility and professionalism are absolutely critical.

So here’s to WordPress: leading me down the dark road to hack-hood! Cheers!


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