I’ve been debating on whether or not to switch to WordPress for about a year now. Part of the reason I held off is because I like to write my own software. My custom-written PHP blog setup was tweaked over a period of 6 years. It served as a proof-of-concept for a lot of things I learned how to do in PHP. For being the active testbed, I thank my old blog.
That being said, I just couldn’t resist WordPress any longer. A lot of really smart coders that I admire use WordPress to manage their blogs and sites. If it is good enough for the best, then it is good enough for me. I think this will really help me get more ideas out there. I have always enjoyed posting fixes and whatnot that I figure out, but my custom blog was nowhere near this slick. And, I must say, migrating my old blog to WordPress is the most fun coding that I have had in a long time.