Let’s try WordPress

by panglott

Seven or eight years ago I chose between Blogger and WordPress, and went with Blogger. It was the wrong choice. The editor increasingly made it too irksome to write posts in plain HTML instead of the visual editor, ever more complex and crufty. When writing isn’t much fun, you don’t write much. For a time, I thought about writing in Markdown and setting up a static blog with Pure Pelican for Python, but I spent too much time fiddling with it instead of writing, and lost some work during a recent hard drive failure. Also it looks like most compiled static blogs don’t have a long history, and history is something WordPress has in Web terms anyway. And WordPress now has native Markdown support. So, let’s try WordPress.