For too long I have been telling myself I will create a website to promote my work and everything else important to me. I have started so many site only to get distracted by real work. After playing around with Word Press for work I am doing for a freelance client I discovered how powerful and well written it is. Therefore I have given in and decided to start with Word Press rather than aspire to end with something like Word Press written on my own.
I think a big part of my failure to create a site was I kept getting hung up on the big picture. I wanted to develop something that I could build upon over time. I would start with a simple design and a few pages and never really get much farther than that. A few months later I would give it another go. Now I am going to start with Word Press as a base and build upon it with my own Themes and Plugins.