I’m trying to get into this whole blogging thing. I’ve posted a lot of my previous writing through a rather laborious manual process because none of the blog packages I’ve looked at have really caught my fancy… They’re either too complex, or not sophisticated enough. I’ve been watching Rael Dornfest’s blosxom for quite some time – intrigued by its simplicity – but finally decided that it didn’t fit the bill for me either (although I haven’t fully ruled out blagg for aggregation).
I want something that:
- allows me to reuse the same post title again and again if I want to (blosxom, using discrete files for blog entires, fails this requirement)
- allows easy participation from readers
- is relatively easy to administer, control and maintain
Now that I have the blog set up, I think it would be nice to have some more modern blog features like content syndication, aggregation, pingback / trackback, etc. This is where my choice of software presents a barrier, since phpBB wasn’t developed to support things like remote content aggregation, remote commenting, etc. Some folks have taken baby steps in various directions (here, here, here, here), but it looks like there’s quite a ways to go.