Update as of January 20, 2012 (the comment below was posted December 1, 2010):
Well, I’ve made some progress. At least I have a few posts out there! Not as much as I’d like, and I have trouble keeping up with the constantly changing landscape here at WordPress. Things that used to work no longer do, and new features are added. I’ll keep at it, and maybe this will be the year I fulfill my promise!
For a somewhat dated, though still accurate bio, see this post.
I’m quite new at this WordPress thing, so am just trying out options. Bear with me till I figure stuff out, then I will be a posting/blogging maniac.