How I learned to stop worrying and use the right tool for the job.
My first blog entry was well over two years ago. I’ve learned enough Plone since then to know that I hardly know anything. Toward the end of 2009, I began to realize that I was doing way too much, and not getting anything done as a result. So I began offloading services wherever I could to free or low cost service providers; I can’t tell you how much happier I have been since then.
Interestingly, after waffling over the use of these services for years, when push came to shove I had no problem choosing the right tool for the job. It didn’t matter so much what selection I made. The fact that I offloaded the responsibility was the most important thing. Which brings me back to the subject at hand. I love Plone. I think it is great software. I want to make it better. In order to do that I need to broaden my horizons and use the right tool for the job, and hopefully bring those experiences back to Plone! Hence, introducing my new Wordpress-powered blog about Plone. I’m still using Plone for aclark.net. I just don’t want to “manage” the blog software anymore. I want it done for me so I can focus on other things. Since WordPress is so obviously the leading “best” weblog software, it was an easy decision to make. (Of course, this blog was shipped using Python software.) Lastly, I’ll say this. I want to be more prolific in 2010, and I’m hoping that using the right tool for the job will help me achieve that. It has worked wonders so far.