I already have this blog on dotnetweblogs.com, but I feel kind of bad using someone else’s server to post random crap on the web. Therefore, I was going to build my own blog system…that is until I spoke with ScottW about it.
He convinced me that instead of ‘reinventing the wheel’, as we like to say, I should focus on doing something new. Herein lies the delimma. I want to keep my blog at dotnetweblogs.com, because I believe I’ll be able to help more people there with .NET centric content. Maybe not help a lot, but pay it forward as much as I can. I also want to be able to post random thoughts that come to me at 3 am when I can’t go to sleep. What to do, what to do?
Start a new blog. My goal is to use the webservice that comes with my dotnetweblogs.com web space and post from what will be my new blog optionally to dotnetweblogs.com, because a lot of my thoughts have to do with .NET anyway:) So, instead of writing my own from scratch (which I wouldn’t do anyway), I’m going to use ChrisAn’s blogx software for the time being, because I can integrate and upgrade it as I see fit…win/win situation.
I’m still going to build a web-based aggregator, because I do want to learn more about these “cool xml technologies, but I’m already comfortable with web applications - and I was kind of looking forward to throwing my hand into windows forms. One thought I did have tho was to use ChrisAn’s blogx software as an href exe, b/c that’s a neat stuff IMHO. I don’t know where else I should go from here…upgrading or extending well-written code shouldn’t be that difficult, but difficulty is not my desire. I just wanted to do a side project that would give me a chance to learn some of the other cool technologies .NET has to offer.