It’s traditional among my circle of friends to say, “hello, world!” on the first post of anything, really. According to Wikipedia, I perhaps shouldn’t even include the comma, there. You can read about the history of this phrase here, if you’re so inclined.
Suffice to say, this is my way of continuing that tradition. Hello, world! I am working on my personal website for the first time in a long time, and wanted to start off on the right foot. 😉