Over the years I’ve tried just about every major blogging software on the Internet. I’ve come to realize that I really don’t like any of them.
The problem, as I see it, is that the major platforms are trying to be everything to everyone. That’s just not possible. With the number and variety of Web sites out there these days, one platform is not going to satisfy everyone.
I run The Loop on Wordpress. It’s a great platform with a ton of features. But that’s part of the problem – there’s so much that I don’t need and never use that it just feels like a waste.
Of larger concern is whether or not the site is loading a bunch of code that’s not really necessary. I keep a watchful eye on the site to make sure it’s as lean as possible, but I’d rather just be comfortable with the system I’m using.
I mentioned Wordpress, but only because it’s the one I use. None of the others are any better.
That’s why I like Svbtle so much. I know there are other clean blogging platforms out there and I may take a look at those in the future.
Much like software that becomes bloated over time, blogging platforms are becoming very bloated with new fancy features. In my opinion, that’s driving many of the power bloggers away.