Give me some sugar, WordPressDecember 10, 2009
But I see a rather different use for it, stemming from the ability to embed it in other websites. If you open it to the public, people can comment on it, and contribute to content, like comments on a blog, but more versatile and more real time. For the person maintaining the website, it becomes a way to monitor those conversations remotely, perhaps on a number of websites, without having to open the actual website. Plus, you have the replay option to watch the progression, and you can add all of the other robots, widgets, etc., to greatly enhance the tools people can interact with. We are on the verge of a new frontier with how you can run a website, particularly a blog, and communicate with people through this medium, thanks to Wave.
This whole situation has me thinking of making the switch over to Blogger. Especially given that it is the seventh most trafficked URL, and the number one blog platform, in the world (WordPress.com is 20th).
If I do make the switch away from WordPress, it won’t be easy. In so many other ways, I have been very happy with it. We built The Morningside Post on it, and that worked very well to accommodate our CMS and Web 2.0 needs. But that wasn’t a WordPress.com site. And I’ve been enjoying WordPress as the CMS for this blog, which admittedly is mostly a laboratory for me to tell stories and test out tools, and not a full-time operation. There’s not a whole lot keeping me here, except whether or not I’m really feeling motivated to build a whole new blog and start migrating content.