Welcome to My Personal Blog

Stay for fun and lulz

Samir Makwana on May 25, 2020 in Personal

After trying Blogger/Blogspot, Live Journal, Posterous, Tumblr, and WordPress, my several attempts at blogging regularly failed. It took me a decade to realize that I wanted a site/blog of my own instead of depending on other blogging platforms. Yes, I witnessed whatever happened to Posterous, Tumblr, and Blogspot.

Finally, I figured out that I need a modular CMS that has a great community and doesn't have a steep learning curve. Hence, I settled for the CraftCMS community version from Pixel & Tonic. It's not like a typical Single-click WordPress installation on VPS instances. You'll have to spend time with the documentation and build the blocks from the ground up.

The best way to learn about the CraftCMS is to build a blog or a site with it. I spent a few weekends trying to figure out how to install CraftCMS on an Ubuntu-based VPS. After that, I spent a few weekends building the front end and a few necessary pages.

I think that's enough to start learning standards as well as scripting languages like HTML5, CSS, Twig, and a bit of JavaScript.

I must thank Harshad Sharma for inspiring me to build a blog/site entirely from scratch. Ninad Pundalik and Harshad were two constant supporters who taught me the most important thing — where to look for evidence whenever something breaks or doesn't work. All the invaluable tips on optimizing site performance helped immensely.

This blog will be a work in progress as I continue to learn and implement new things. I shall try my best to inform and entertain.

Let's do this!