Sometimes I make things more complicated than they need to be. Blogging is beginning to be one of those things.
In the beginning I was just looking to store my reading notes in the cloud so that I could access them across devices. Then, I thought that maybe I could generate some synergy by combining that task with learning how to blog. I could blog to myself about any number of things! Then I decided that if I am going to take the time to blog a lot of notes I should share them with my friends. If I make it a bit polished and organized then maybe I will be rich and famous one day! So that led me to thinking some more…I really need my own domain name. www.alanstreet.net was founded! And…if I am going to impress everyone one day then I am going to need to do all sorts of fancy stuff so I will definitely need to host my own site. Finally, my wife wanted to create her own blog on my site–under her own domain name, of course. I am guessing I have a week or so before my daughter wants to start blogging as well.
So once again, after promising to myself that I would simplify simplify simplify, things got complicated.
WordPress for Dummies explains how to set it all up simply enough.