Looking for a Simpler Way
Writing shouldn't be a chore. I write all my notes in Markdown.I have for years. I work in text editors whenever possible and hate having to rely on services inside a browser to collaborate or create content.
WordPress has done marvelous things over the past few years. They've come a long way into the domain of true commercial CMS competitors. They achieved the goals I always knew they were capable of.
But at the same time, I feel like it now surpasses my needs. I almost never post anymore. I'm more time poor than I used to be and WordPress became an unfamiliar landscape based around SEO and social media and competing with platforms like Squarespace.
I just want to type and post. I want to dabble and play. I want to test out concepts and designs in a much simpler way.
So I'm going to try to minimise the friction between writing and publishing. I used to find it easy and enjoyable. I wonder if I'll get to do that again.
At the moment I'm still waiting for the DNS to propogate, so there's nothing there. This, I'm sure, will be small steps taken over a long time. But I've needed a project around this part of my life for some time.
Post Script: Also, WP doesn't seem to be playing nicely with my Firefox settings at the moment, so that's just another barrier. Sigh.