As I was walking to work this morning, listening to a podcast as usual on my iPod Shuffle, an idea popped into my head which would make a great post. But by the time I walked into the office, I had already forgotten it! It pisses me off so much! Don't you just hate it when that happens?
There are many discussions on the web about which one is better, and why one is more popular with a certain group of users than the other. Here is what I think why WordPress is more popular among the causal blogger than MT.
Note #1: I think MovableType is, in general, a better blogging system (e.g. more scalable, more flexible architecture, etc.) but oftentimes technical merits do not count for much when causal users evaluate software.
Note #2: I am comfortable in unix shell so that's not where I burnt my time on.
Fact: I've spent around 4 hours trying and failed to install the infrastructure (CGI and Perl's DBI and DBI::mysql or DBI::sqlite) on OS X to get MovableType to run.
Fact: I only need to spend around 30 minutes to get WordPress to run.
If you are the few people who follow this blog, you will noticed that lately I’ve been doing most of my blogging on Vox and cross-post them here on TypePad. The social networking and QotD aspects of Vox have rekindled my interest in blogging in recent weeks. The Flickr and Amazon integration also make linking to media much easier than on TypePad.
There is no definitely plan for me to abandon TypePad in the foreseeable future (Leah’s blog will still be on TypePad and Vox at the same time. Somehow she likes double posting. Not to mention all the old posts that I have here on TypePad) but I think eventually I would just blog from Vox and redirect the mineblogging.com domain to my Vox blog.