I am at a crossroads. I currently run several blogs, some personal, some group/professional, and over the years I’ve mostly used Movable Type. I’ve tried Blogger, Typepad, wordpress.com, and even for a brief period Tumblr. But I always get bored with hosted blogs because I like having endless capabilities to change things. I’ve had my own host for ten years and I know how to code.
Anyway, Movable Type has been great, and I know it so well–it’s endlessly configurable. I love that I can have one installation and sign in and manage multiple blogs. But once MT went to 4.0 it was more difficult to get help–the online message boards and community weren’t as ready to answer questions as they once had been. And I also got a little bored with it so I started playing with a download of WordPress. (WordPress.com and wordpress.org are different–the first is hosted, the second is self-hosted and installed.)
I looovved it. I loved how easy it was to install. I loved how many different themes I could just plug in and preview without screwing up my whole site. I loved all the various plug-ins that took a site from very, very basic to Ferrari in about a day. Read more