There are lots of people blogging these days … Lots! But not everyone has the skills or time to manually code the web pages necessary to maintain a blog. Fortunately, that is not necessary thanks to providers like WordPress.
WordPress is software that takes care of all the grunge work in keeping a blog. Bloggers can post without knowing a thing about HTML. However, the software has to be installed on their web host’s site. Many web hosts provide WordPress, but many others would require the software to be installed by the customer. People that are not interested in coding web pages are by and large not interested in trying to install software on their web site, either. So WordPress also hosts their own software, and makes it available to bloggers at no cost. Over a quarter million blogs are hosted on WordPress.com. This blog is one of them, as is any blog where the address is in the format http://blogname.wordpress.com. I have registered a domain named theCICSguy.com, and have it pointing to this site, http://theCICSguy.wordpress.com.
It’s not real easy to find, so to start your own blog on WordPress, click here to find out all the info you need to know to get started.
No wonder there are so many bloggers! It is easy, and it is free … All that is required is the time to post your opinions, thoughts, or information! Systems programmers have a long history in computing, and thus a lot of opinions and tons of information to share. If you have a blog that systems programmers would be interested in (especially if it is CICS related), please let me know; I’ll post some links to my favorite blogs in a future posting.
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