has been very quiet but I make no apologies for that, I’ve been busy doing various things, some of which you might hear about later, others you won’t becasue they were boring. However a short update is in order, in my last post I said I was about to enter into a period of redesign, an I still am but this will be put off for a wee while. I try not to go into any detail about Movable Type, the stuff that holds this site together. This is partly because the people who read this site are, in the main, not interested and partly because other people do it better than I could. I’m making an exception now, this post is all about this boring stuff.
Last Monday blogger rejigged it’s control panel (or dashboard like they want you to call it) and there was uproar, for want of a better word, in more than a few places (from Gordon and DG for two examples) and just a few days later Movable Type announced their new pricing plan. This caused huge uproar (just take a look at the trackbacks at the bottom of this page on Mena’s Corner) and spurred a lot of people to move. I don’t know if I’ll move or not, I had been waiting, like tonnes of other bloggers, for MT3 and now it’s here I suddenly have the possibility that I’ll have to pay in the future and for what? The improvements/changes from this version to the new don’t go as far as I want or had expected.
I realise that lots of people have made the point about ‘why should you get something for free’ but that don’t hold no water here. At the moment. I’m a poor student who doesn’t blog a lot, not enough to warrant paying any large sums of money for it, just enough to have my own webspace and no adverts, but after that I don’t see it being worth it, I’m not going to go into that part of the topic, not here or at least not now. Other people can do that better, people like Mark Pilgrim who makes the point well and in relation to all of this.
And so, after a long rambling block of text and links here’s a short block of text and a few more links to summise. I, like Graybo agree with Vaughan and I’ll have a look over the course of the weekend and on Monday to see how Graybo gets on with the change over to WordPress. If it all goes well then I will follow, slowly becasue on the way I’ll actually get round to doing the redesign of foolfillment.
So there you have it, a long and tedious post all about how rubbish stuff is and why I’m (maybe) changing, if I keep this up maybe I’ll start to look like a real blogger?