I’ve been wanting to create a personal site for years but never managed to get one off the ground. Being a dev, obviously I’d prefer to do something custom, maybe use a .net CMS that I like such as Umbraco or Kentico or create something from scratch. The problem is that I don’t have that much free time and the biggest hurdle of all is the design side of it. I don’t have design resources available like I would in my day job so that’s where the whole project de-rails..
This is why I swallowed my pride and installed WordPress on my Microsoft Azure account, grabbed a WordPress theme for a few bucks, 30 minutes later here I am. I’ve haven’t had a lot of previous expirience with WordPress but it’s so straight forward and easy to configure I can see why it’s so immensely popular.