Let me first acknowledge the tools that I used to build this site. A little bit of googling revealed such gems that I could not resist trying them out and putting up a blog of my own.
The first thing I needed was a decent design, that I could easily modify to suit my taste. I stumbled upon Open Source Web Design, which has a huge collection. All well categorized by color schemes (light on dark, dark on light etc), html validations (html 4.0 strict, XHTML etc), frames (with or without), site types (business or personal) and use of stylesheets. I downloaded a bunch of designs that I liked and by the end of the day picked up enough skills and inspiration to come up with my own.
Next thing I needed was a blogging software, that used flat files for data storage and was amenable to look and feel modifications. I recalled my friend Nihar mentioning that he really liked Pivot and thought I would give it a shot. It turned out to be beautiful, decent features, flexible yet extensible and simple to set up.
So the easy part’s is done, now comes the real challenge … posting.