I learn a lot from D’Arcy- even though I’ve never met him.
About a year ago, he switched his blog to Drupal from WordPress- and I felt kind of left out- no longer was I recognized on the comments- and I stopped getting an e-mail when more comments were made. The content lost some of the community. There was one post about one of D’Arcy’s friends, Sammi- getting hassled by cops because of “profiling” for terrorists- I felt I was a big part of a conversation about if the post should stay up- or not.
So- today, D’Arcy recognized that WordPress does some things way better than Drupal – and made the switch back:
Switched back to WordPress at Dâ€™Arcy Norman dot net
Iâ€™ve been using Drupal for my blog for just over a year now, and itâ€™s been a really great platform to work in. I use it pretty much all day for projects at the U of C as well. But it just feels a bit lacking in the area of managing a personal blog, compared with WordPress which is built solely for that purpose.
Iâ€™ve been missing things like email subscriptions to comments, and some of the other niceties that WordPress has had nailed for a long time, but are missing in Drupal.
If uber geek, D’Arcy can’t make Drupal sing- at least for the community parts- I’m pretty sure others can’t.
I feel like I’ve just been let back into D’Arcy world- and am very happy.