I started this blog in 2004, with WordPress 1.0. The domain is older than that, I ran Dissociated Press using a few other blogging tools, like phpWebLog, Slash, and (briefly) Blosxom, but WordPress is the only tool that I’ve been consistently happy with. (Which is not to say that it’s perfect or anything, but it’s been very, very good.)
The WordPress folks released WordPress 2.0 last month, and I’m pretty impressed with the new features and improvements. If you’re looking for blogging software, I’d recommend taking a look at WordPress 2.0. If you’re looking for a free blog hosting service, you might want to take a look at WordPress.com, it’s free and ridiculously easy to set up an account.
I wrote up a review of WordPress 2.0 for NewsForge. Give it a read if you want to learn more about the software.
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