As you may or may not know, this blog has taken off with big traffic increases as of late.
While the traffic has been an indicator of success, unfortunately, keeping that success gets to be more and more time consuming. This blog platform is hosted on Moveable Type version 3.2, which is about as close to being crippled as blog software can get. For example. it doesn’t even have a spell checker. The spam comment filter doesn’t work much anymore, and email notifications are also broken. The host has promised for months now to upgrade the platform, but so far has been unable to do so.
Working with MT in it’s current state requires a lot of extra effort compared to other software, and I find myself spending an inordinate amount of time just dealing with the limits of Moveable Type and trying to work around them. It has become quite frustrating as I want to offer better quality content and find myself unable to easily do so. I can’t even put in fully rich HTML into MT because of the way it deals with formatting. I’ve tried several add on programs to aid in blog generation, all of which have been thwarted by the MT platforms non standards compliance. Of course, some of my more snarky readers would likely suggest that standards “don’t matter” and that any problems with the content can be “adjusted” 😉
So the question is this, should I:
1) Close this blog and give up blogging altogether on this platform
2) Move someplace else and link back to this location
I welcome any input.