Blogger is fantastic in that you can have a blog up and running in seconds. Less great is some unpredictable behaviour and slowness, although I've always managed to do what I wanted (just not always when
I wanted it).
So I went looking for a better solution since I also had some ideas about what could be done and what would be really cool if it was done. The essence of blogging is that it's a specialized form of content management, I envisioned something a bit more complex (backend-wise, I know I don't need rocket science for the frontend of my
blog) so I disregarded Wordpress, Moveable Type, etc. and went straigth for a Content Management System.
After looking around a bit I found Drupal
, which is actually a CMS development kit.
See screenshot (the fuzziness & blur is JPEG compression): that didn't take particularly long to set up but getting customized modules to work is a whole different story. If I only wanted to move this blog to that blog, I could already with sacrificing a little bit and gaining a lot of functionality (like categories, for example). I also haven't reached the stage where I "understand" Drupal; something seemingly trivial like getting a button or a select box to work is still beyond my abilities (don't let the screenshot fool you: apart from the built-in stuff like links and menu's nothing works yet).
I'm going to look into hosting pretty soon, after some more cursing, swearing & other typical computer related activities like debugging. But I'll get some music up before that, promised.