At this point, you've probably read enough for me to skip another basic introduction. The main purpose for getting this site together is to encourage myself to continuously learn and to document that learning. My hope is that by documenting my learning I'll retain more and be more consistent in learning new things.


When setting up this site, I used DigitalOcean for hosting and I chose Ghost to power this blog. At first, I attempted to use WordPress because I'm slightly more familiar with it. In the end, I wiped the DigitalOcean droplet and installed Ghost instead. I don't really need a lot of the extra functionality of WordPress, and it just felt clunky when I set it up. So, I started over and I'm very pleased with Ghost as a platform so far!


I chose to use and customize an already existing theme in order to get up and running quicker. The theme I used is Uno Zen. I hope to have built my own custom theme by the end of 2018, and to document that process here as well.