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Why I chose WordPress

July 26th, 2005

It’s time to post something in the Technology category…

I was thinking about blogging for quite sometime, and I considered the alternatives. Basically it breaks down into two approaches:

1) Blogging services that provide a ready to use blogging site (Blogger, Xanga, Livejournal, etc.)
2) Blogging software that you run on your own server (WordPress, B2, Moveable Type, etc.)

The advantage of the first category is that it is very easy to get started and you don’t need web hosting. The second solution offers more powerful software with more flexibility, plus you are in control of your own data.

For a simple introduction to some of the most popular choices read here. For a detailed evaluation of various blogging software solutions see this.

Since I was already getting my own web site, I opted for choice #2, and specifically I decided to go with WordPress.

A few more thoughts about why I specifically chose WordPress

I could add more to this list, but I think that you get the idea. If people are interested I could tell you a little more about some of the plugins that I use and what they do.

Posted by Ken in Wordpress

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