New blogging software?

I’ve been thinking about the managment side of my blog recently. I have been mostly happy with Blogger.com. I’ve been a member for a long time, and I really haven’t had a problem with it, but I think I’m ready to move on to new blogging software. Something with a little more flexibility and new challenges. I’ve been looking at WordPress, Moveable Type, and others. Right now I’m leaning toward WordPress. Most of the bloggers I read use it, it’s FREE (definitely the biggest bonus), and it seems well supported.

What advice to you, my fellow bloggers, recommend? Are you satisfied with your current software? Am I biting off more than I can chew? I am technically competent but I’ve never dealt with anything on the web-server side of things, outside of ftp’ing images and other files. I have programming skills, but I don’t have skillz.

Anyway, look for some possible changes in the next couple of days here. If nothing else, I’m gonna mash some buttons and we’ll see what we end up with. Thanks for any help/advice you can offer.

Comments

  1. Looks awesome man, but if you haven’t done so already your going to need some spam plug-in’s and some other types of handy ones avaliable. If you are running version 1.2 check out this spam plug-in, Kittens Spaminator. I’d get this installed right away!!! WP is notorious for getting hit with comment spam and recently trackback spam. But to avoid trackback spam just don’t use ping backs for your postings.

    http://binarybonsai.com/archives/2004/12/01/kittens-spaminator/

    I’ve also found a handy image browser plug-in if you like to handle your own images for your site.

    http://fredfred.net/skriker/index.php/iimage-browser

    And also don’t forget to check out, wiki.wordpress.org for more information about WP. You’ll find it very helpful since your starting off fresh.

    Welcome to the WP family Tony 🙂

  2. Thanks, I’m pretty excited about all the new changes that I can make. I’m running 1.5, so I know they’ve made some changes to fight comment spam, so hopefully that will be sufficient for the time being.

    I’ll definitely check out that image browser, sounds interesting.

  3. I just installed WordPress 1.5 over at my site, and I have to say, I understand why everyone is using it now-a-days. WordPress is definatly the new hotness.

  4. WordPress is definatly the new hotness.

    Amen to that, brother!

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