I have a confession. As much as I adore Matt, there are many things about WordPress that feel are over my head or I just don’t have time to figure out. I am this close (*pincy fingers*) to moving back to Movable Type. I miss working with something that I know like the back of my hand. I miss the community of MT users (even though I still have MT running for some things, I’m not using it for the main site). I just … I miss it. Maybe if Matt was still here and available to help like he was when I first decided to switch over, I might feel differently. Maybe if there wasn’t such a sense of a rift among WP users – the hard core geeks that demand standard complaince and the general users that just want something that work well. Sure, you encounter that all over the web, but … it’s not the same. I can’t put my finger on it. Maybe it’s just because I still have a lot more ties to the MT world than I do to WP (ironic, considering the fact that I helped with the name, huh?)
I don’t know. The one thing that is holding me back is the fact that it is SO easy to moderate comments in WP. I deleted 123 comment spam messages that WP caught and put in to moderated mode in a matter of a second or two. From what I’ve seen of MT Blacklist, that still isn’t an option. (I could be wrong though, and if I am – I apologize.) But really – is it wise to stay on a blogging platform that I still just don’t “get” after using it for 4-5 months? Wouldn’t it make more sense to use what I know? I’ve wanted to redesign this site for 3 months at least, bringing back skins … and the thought of trying to do it in WP has stopped me from moving forward at all.
I miss templates. Oh, how I *really* miss templates.
I miss MT. I can’t deny it any longer. I just … I want to go home. WP is *perfect* for Pixelog, and working very well there. But it’s not working here. I’m not happy.
I want to switch back. I want to use what I know and what I love.