Building a blog from scratch has been an experience. At this stage, I can say that I am very glad that I decided to go with WordPress. Several years ago I built a basic HTML website for the 1st Bentleigh Scout Group (note: that link is to a much more polished website than the one I built!) and learned a little of the basics. There is no doubt that with all of the community development and plugins available, working with WordPress is so much easier than building from scratch.
For a number of years, my wife and I owned our own business in the motorcycle apparel trade. This was another venture into the world of website development. I am hoping that despite my lack of coding experience, this blog will end up looking presentable. Of course, I may end up realising that my time is better spent paying a web designer, and that I should have stuck to what I was good at!
So far, all of my social media and professional media links are up and operational; a little of my personal story is out there; my research page is under development; and my teaching page gives a little insight into what is important to me, and how well I do it. Still to come is a “contact me” page, if I can work out how to do that without inviting an army of spammers into my inbox!