Ooooooohhh my gosh… I just watched a question and answer session with the young man, brilliant young man who created WordPress. It was mesmerizing! I am such a novice, and every time I think I’ve figured out how something works or discovered another function WP will perform, I get so excited on the one hand and quite baffled on the other. The more I learn about WP, the more I realize I don’t know. It’s kind of like when I went back to college in my 40’s to finish my bachelor’s degree, I was learning so much so quickly that I was swept up in the rush of “being among the learned”. Then at some point I realized that the more I learned, the more I realized how much there is that I don’t know, and it’s a very negative thing of which to become aware. But I also realized that the only way to go is forward. It is daunting when you realize how far there is to go on this learning journey. Just that realization can become an excuse to give up, thinking, “I’ll never get to the end of this. It will always remain beyond my reach!” But it is that same realization which can trigger the desire to become a lifelong learner, a mandate for every conscientious thinking person in our modern world. It’s a negative that becomes a positive. As he said in his WordPress session, it’s “a bad idea that becomes a good idea”.