As an "edtech expert", it was important to me that I was able to have full control over my website. Building the whole thing from scratch was beyond my skillset (at least for what I wanted), but I knew I could figure out something appealing with a bit of effort and support from "the Internet". I wasn't going to fire the bricks in the kiln, but was sure happy that someone else had already.
I've done some html/css work before - enough to know that I wanted something current and smooth, but something that was beyond my current skills. I've learned to how to host a website on github, and from there it was a lot of trial-and-error. At a later date, I'll write it up in more detail.
For now, though, I know I want to work on the following:
- Figuring out how to make the search function work
- Figuring out how to make comments work
- Figuring out how to make a running blog page
- Fix other links like RSS and mail