As you may have noticed, i’ve switched around my blog. It was time to move on to a more modern, powerful engine. I’ve chosen to use WordPress. I hope you like it. I’ve certainly enjoyed it so far. If you’re interested in the whole boring history of my blog, keep reading.
My first blog was hosted on a friend’s server, running TypePad. It worked ok for a while, but eventually I wanted to run my own blog so i could have more control.
For the second incarnation of my blog, I picked a little-known java-based open source project called blojsom. It was easy to install, had a lot of nifty features, and was growing like mad. Every two or three weeks there was a new release. I even got into the code and fixed a bug which i contributed back to the community. The only drawback was the fact that it used a flat file-based system rather than a database. This worked great for a time.
Eventually blojsom began to mature and a 3.0 release prompted me to restart my blog with the new blojsom. With this new version, i had lots of control and lots of widgets to play with. And i had fun writing my own themes. I also had three blogs. I asked David (the owner of the server where my first blog was hosted) to export all my old posts. He did so, and i imported them into blog #3.
Soon after blojsom 3 was released, it became apparent that blojsom had died. There hasn’t been a new release in over two years. I continued to use it, but as time has moved on, blojsom did not. It has come to the point where it has finally fallen too far behind. There’s no community support and it’s a resource hog. Knowing that it would soon be time to move on, i took my old blojsom 2 blog and rolled it into blog #3. Now at last i had all my blog posts, clear back from January 2003 in one place.
After some research, i have come to the conclusion that WordPress is the hot ticket. Tons of community support. Lots of fun and interesting widgets, lots of themes. Lots of updates. Easy to use, easy to administer. So here comes blog #4 – complete with all my previous posts imported in (after a HUGE and headache filled process i might add).