How to start a blog

September 19, 2008 at 09:59 PM | categories: meta, boleh | View Comments

Here's how a normal person starts a blog:

  1. Make a coin toss. Heads for wordpress, tails for blogger, middle for others.

  2. Sign up.

  3. Blog like a normal person.

Of course, blogging like a normal person is pretty boring. For one, if you blog like a normal person, you won't even get arrested under ISA. Boring. * yawn *

So here's how a real man starts a blog:

  1. Spend a few days looking for a server that is cheap, fast, and has a reasonably not-slow connection to whatever 3rd world country that you happens to live in.

  2. Call your credit card company to authorize the payment for the server, all the while resisting the urge to explain that the transaction is not for porn.

  3. Spend a few days looking for a blog software that doesn't have any freaking release yet, let alone a stable one. Spend a few nights setting it up -- in a 3rd world country, you get slightly less sucky connection in the off-peak hours.

  4. Realize that unstable really does mean unstable, and the software is just unuseable. Nonsense. A magical touch of hg revert -r 486 . makes it production ready, and you are good to go.

  5. Blog about how to start a blog (to mask the fact that you have totally forgotten what you wanted to blog about in the first place).

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