I’ve moved away from Blogger

I really don’t like making tweaks to my blog itself, since I’d much rather be writing my blog posts themselves, or the software I talk about in my blog.  So any time I spend working on just the blog software’s configuration feels like wasted time.  But frankly, while I liked the simplicity of Blogger for all my previous entries, it was just getting on my nerves.

I didn’t like the editor interface, I didn’t like how difficult it was to tweak the HTML and theme settings, and frankly it was just too difficult to update.  And since I run my own server and manage my own websites on it, I figured to hell with it.  I’ve started migrating to WordPress (it saddens me that I’m not using Perl for my blog, but alas, I have no time to tweak anything).

So this is the first post to go onto the new blog.  No one will see it until I switch my domain over, but for the time being this is it.  I’ll set up some redirect rules later once I want to make things official.  I’m also not done changing themes or plugin settings, so I’m not happy with what I have now, but it’ll improve bit by bit over time.

Marketing, are you stupid or enlightened stupid?

My interactions with marketing has been very spotty throughout my career. I know and accept that marketing plays a huge role in business, both online and offline, but I just can’t seem to wrap my head around it. I’m one of the types of people that create. Those that sell, and those in the middle that help both types around them either create or sell, are very useful. I just can’t figure out what the hell it is that they do.

So when Jen posted a tweet about a YouTube video about Enlightened Stupid Marketers, I first laughed, and then figured I had to post it here. I don’t have anything else to say. Just watch and enjoy the video.