Over the past few years of writing on this weblog, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve convinced myself that now is the time to move my stuff to new software. Oh, the shiny and wondrous things that must be on that grass that is so much greener on the other side. This, despite having written at least once before on whether one should implement their own blogging app.
Consider this my yearly devotion to not rejiggering things.
WHEN SHOULD I REWRITE/SWITCH/REDESIGN MY WEBLOG, ADAM?
If your weblog software is so broken you can’t post, get some new software that you can post to and port all your old content to it, taking care to preserve links and such (so much as possible; don’t worry about boiling the ocean).
If you make your monies blogging, follow your needs; actually you should largely disregard anything I say.
If you’re a designer by trade, I’ll allow that it’s often good for your cred to pop a hot new design a couple times a year; just make sure that only one in ten of your posts are about your fresh new redesign.
ADAM, YOU HAVENT MENTIONED ME YET, I’M CONFUSED.
I’m getting to you!
- If you’re a writer, just WRITE
- If you’re a coder, just CODE
BUT BUT BUT!!!!!!!
No, really. The important thing about a weblog is that you put your ideas and experiences down in writing. You work through your thoughts. You put them out there for people to ignore, criticize, or praise.
You may have a lovely thing where you post links, images, funny videos, etc. Great, me too! But I’m not talking about that. I’m talking about banging two hundred words or more together into a cohesive, intriguing idea.
MAKE WORDS, NOT MARGINALLY USEFUL SOFTWARE SHUFFLING.
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I’d just re-read that post you reference yesterday. I stumbled upon it b/c it was tagged both cms and toread in my pinboard, and it was very appropriate.
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