Why Did You Build This Ghost Blog Site?
① A way to give back
After being in the web industry for over 20 years I have come to receive a tremendous amount of support over the years from amazing people like the Ghost folks'
These Digital Ninjas build nifty tools and software that helps make our lives more rewarding. (Gmail.... Facebook...Netflix.... anyone...? ◕‿↼ )
② Incomplete Information
Once I had gone through the process of setting up my first Ghost blog, I realized that the information out there wasn't complete.
Don't get me wrong, there are some wonderful tutorials online that you can follow but often it seemed they didn't take users lack of technical know-how regarding Ghost and the underlying technologies into account.
I wanted to fill in those missing gaps and help the 'average' non-tech user.
I find that when professionals write tutorials, (including myself), they sometimes 'speak geek' or omit things that just come natural to them. E.g.
restart the server after making a change to the configuration file
As a layman it can take hours to figure out that the reason something isn't working is just as simple as:
you have to restart the server for the changes to take effect
④ Share the experience as a regular user
As I am new to Ghost, I wanted to share the experience as it happened and hopefully document all the gotcha's that often come up when doing web development work. By documenting everything I was hoping it would be easier for you to walk in my footsteps.