I was making a list of things I wanted to do with my personal website. Before SxSW I spent many hours getting the blog running mephisto, for no other reason than it’s written with Ruby on Rails. I wanted to eat my own dogfood, etc.
As I was looking at my list of blog enhancements I wanted to spend time building, I realized that the WordPress community has already accomplished most of these items and that it would take me months if not years to reinvent those wheels w/ mephisto.
So, I had to make a decision. Was I in all of this to wrestle with my web publishing platform? Does “build mephisto plugins for a relatively small community” satisfy my life purpose.
I’m also exploring some ideas after reading 4 hour workweek that would be much more quickly implemented via one-click installs of wordpress.
I visited the websites for a handful of people who are doing interesting work that I admire, secretly envy, and wish to become… not one of them was using mephisto, and most were using wordpress or blogger — that sealed the deal.
So wordpress it is.
There is some more work to be done:
- conversion of old posts to wordpress… I have many years of content to convert
- conversion of my davidnunez.com mephisto theme to wordpress template
I also feel like I have to play catchup to understand the architecture and development path of wordpress. Wading through plugins, alone, is going to be a daunting task.