Here we are…

While deciding what topic to cover in my first official post, this subject struck me as being an obvious starting point…

I spent quite a few hours browsing, studying and thinking through the various methods for starting a new blog.  The reviews of the different options offered by numerous website builders made them quite appealing and seemed to present an easy way to get started.

However, I felt they were still missing something essential…

I’m an engineer; I like to understand how things works and as any Executive or Pilot I like to be in control and to keep my options open to drive my course.  My analysis drove me to not choose what seemed like the easiest way to proceed. After research and consideration I decided to build my website from scratch in a more modular, evolutive and polyvalent way.

Comme ce vieux dicton Français qui nous suggère de ne pas mettre tous ses œufs dans le même panier.

One never knows in which direction the wind and the flo(w) will ultimately drive him… All I needed were the tools to control the drift and to maintain flexibility to make decisions that would enable me to potentially change my selected path at any given landmark.

This will not be news to those already familiar with the process of creating of a new website, but for those exploring options and embarking on this journey for the first time, here are the three steps that were required to create my new presence on the World Wide Web:

  1. Find and create a domain. (In my case, FlorentC.com seemed like a good starting point!)
  2. Decide which hosting service will be most likely to fulfill your needs.
  3. Select and get familiar with a Content Management System (CMS)

Having completed these initial three steps, I have found that the path I chose has turned out to be just as simple as a “one step” registration process via a traditional website builder. And more importantly, I feel like I’ve been able to leave the door open to infinitely more possibilities as I progress.

So here we are… here’s my first “real” post and I’m very excited. I didn’t really take the time to introduce myself, but if you’d like to know a little more about me here’s the link if you haven’t visited the page yet 😉

Thanks for reading, and cheers to new beginnings,

Florent


References:

To quote just two amongst many, here are some particularly informative websites that I referred to as I started this project.

And if you’d like to dive a little deeper into the way all this “mess” is structured, HTML Dog website has very well-made tutorials.

 

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