Grok means to understand so thoroughly that the observer becomes a part of the observed—to merge, blend, intermarry, lose identity in group experience. It means almost everything that we mean by religion, philosophy, and science—and it means as little to us (because of our Earthling assumptions) as color means to a blind man. – Robert A. Heinlein via Wikipedia
For several years, starting with a simple blog on WordPress.com and then hosting my own and other people’s websites, I have grown to have a deep appreciation for the WordPress platform. Both from the perspective of a publisher, and from a tinkerer who plays around with the backend workings of the platform. I am now at a point where I know the power of the platform and can perform most of the basic requirements to get a site up and running – but I don’t know enough to have a creative idea and implement that idea from start to finish.
Being able to do that would be my definition of ‘groking’ WordPress – and that is something I would very much love to do.
So, in addition to educating about platforms, this blog is also a place for me to ‘work out loud’ about my journey as I figure my way around WordPress – philosophically, technically and practically.
I think its gonna be fun.
(Image courtesy of Andreas Praefcke)