I have been urged over and over (and over) by Amy to use Movable Type as my blogging tool of choice. When my hosting company recently decided to start supporting Perl, this became an option (I think). Ken has recently moved to Moveable Type and has confirmed everything Amy said. You know, sliced bread and all that.
So I’m thinking about tinkering around with it some. The license fee is $70, but that apparently includes any future updates, so I’m thinking that’s not too bad. It also allows for 5 users, so if my lovely wife wanted to use it as well, she could do that. Her site might be due for a redesign soon, anyway.
But before I go and shell out the moolah, Ken is going to temporarily let me use one of his licenses to try it out. There are several key features that I’d like to incorporate. My two big ticket items are:
- Categorical Posts
- A Photo Blog (which will eventually lead to the return of the photo albums)
This is in no way an indictment of Blogger or the services they have provided so far. For a free publishing tool, I have been thrilled with what they’ve provided. But Moveable Type has more features that I’m ready to use. So it may take me a year, but eventually you’ll see some changes and improvements here.