Every act of conscious learning requires
the willingness to suffer an injury to one’s self-esteem.
That is why young children,
before they are aware of their own self-importance,
learn so easily.

[Thomas Szasz]

For everything that I’ve produced and show to other people, I have a box full of attempts that didn’t quite work out. If I threw away my boxes of failed attempts, my house would be a lot tidier.

As I was following links yesterday looking for more WordPress information, I found an article about running WordPress locally on my machine using MAMP. Now, that appeals to me — I can make all of my mistakes (the only way I really learn) in the privacy of my own office rather than on my ISP server.

This is for Mac users. I’m sure there is something similar for PC users. This is the route I’m planning to take to meet the goal I set yesterday — to style a simple web log “look and feel” so it will appear seamless with my own web site design.