You know, one of reason why I stopped blogging was because
a) I was too lazy (let’s be honest here).
b) There was no mobile publishing back then (remember, I used to blog on MSN Space….), and this was before the era of iPhone and data plans and the best I got close to mobile publishing was Gmail blog writing.
c) It was UGLY and require crapload of modification just to make the site look some what okay. (Me being a Flash user, HTML editor still does not quite make that cut…)
now, because of a recent job with a client who required some help with wordpress (guess where I have been hiding under for the past decade…), that’s when I started playing with wordpress. Actually, I started with wordpress setup long ago I think back in the 2.1 days or some version like that but never got beyond the basic setups because I did not see WordPress as a CMS but more as a blogging tool instead. With recent plays into WordPress, I really discovered its utility and power as a CMS and ability to organize things.
Sadly I signed up my client into WordPress.com (instead of WordPress.org packages….) well, that is another stories for another day until this stint is fully done.
Anyway, back to WordPress…. so far I have not bothered play with any advanced plugins. Like the cach plugins (which seems more difficult to setup than necessary…).
So the reason I have migrated over to WordPress is mainly summarized in the following points:
1) Mobile publishing: android and ipad support really helps. Mainly ipads though. Since I got the hardware keyboard, the tying experience has been wonderful to help ease the boredome and cut down my incessant blog reddit browsing habbits.
3) Theme/Skin: most people do not appreciate this nearly enough but the content layout separateion of Web 2.0 is truly amazin
g. Remember, when I started in webdesign, I used tables…. and photoshop… or photoshop exported tables for layout. Good luck with that… whenever you want a new skin…. the workload is around one to two weeks.
4) visibility: You know, with me, as a graphical background (technicalyl, I have no background in anything…I steal and modify in a true pirate style :P), I never bothered much with SEO. Even now, I know nothing about SEO. I know how to insert google site tag and that’s about it. Really… With CMS, SEO is a breeze… no picture goes without tag or caption….
Well, my ride is almost coming to an end… until next time.