Hello world!

Welcome to my shiny new blog. I am a front-end web developer from London and this is my first post using Ghost.

Why am I starting a blog?

It’s the chance to try something new, a playground to learn and document my findings. A place to showcase my talent as a web developer and a place on the web to call home. It may even help some people along the way (Hopefully).

Why I didn’t want to use WordPress!

I could just hit the ground running and start blogging. With WordPress it would be way too easy for me to use all of the existing amazing plugins and themes that have already been created to quickly build a really awesome blog. For most people I guess that’s the main advantage of using WordPress.

I really wanted to run a blog that I would be proud of as a developer, a place to really call home and I just didn’t feel that WordPress would be the right path for me to go down.

Don’t get me wrong I love WordPress and have built many websites using it in the past, but for my own personal development blog I just really wanted something that would take a little more time and effort to get comfortable with.

Ghost – It’s the future!

Ghost is a brand new blogging engine which started development just 6 months ago when John O’Nolan started a fund-raiser on kickstarter. The project was backed by 5,236 people and raised £196,362.

I am choosing Ghost simply because I think it’s cool.

It’s written almost entirely in JavaScript and I am looking forward to developing the platform, themes and plugins which will all go back into the community. The only real way to be able to do that is to use the platform for my own personal blogging adventures.

How did I get started?

Simples! I visited Host Ghost and they hooked me up as a Beta Tester!

Any Questions?

You can find me on twitter if you want to get in touch.

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