For a long time I wanted to make a blog. As time goes by I decided to make one and learn a couple of things on the way. Here I will present my experience developing this blog, so that you can probably make yours.
The main idea is to make a blog using modern technologies. By the way, I have made many attempts in the past and found there are easy and difficult things in creating a blog.
The first one is to find something interesting to talk about. There are so many things that is hard to think that inspiration will come to you once in a while.
So to solve this issue, I decided to talk about this blog in this section, so it will be an easy task, as long as I will be building and commenting on what I do.
The second thing is to pick a tech stack. Than means to decide how it is going to be built. I tried in the past with the standard LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySql, PHP), using a shared hosting service at Iweb and later with Funio, a spin off of the former. Any way, all hosting services basically include WHM, CPanel or Plesk and the big difference is the confidence you have on them. I have tired for some clients other services like Hostigator, GoDaddy, and many others, but always around the LAMP stack.
This is a whole new way of looking at things. The main principle is "think big, act small".
By the time I started this post, I have a week of experimenting things. I could set up a blog up and running. With a different technology it would probably be a matter of hours, instead of days. But I am learning so I have to make a lot of mistakes on the way, and test what works and what does not, so that evaluation will take some time.
This will be a very long series of posts, and I will try to guide you if you want to follow my steps to achieve a similar goal.
I would be pleased if you try, make something and let me know if this information has been useful.