Actually, you probably won’t read this so maybe I should address this to Anil because he seems to get around the web a bit more than you two. In any case I just wanted to say thank you for making Movable Type. Without it I’m not sure I would have gotten into blogging because it made my life easier. It brought me into this world and helped me make a name for myself. It gave me a voice that I didn’t know I had and allowed me to meet a lot of great people.
I was proud to be using the web’s most popular blogging software. I was happy that development seemed to occur at a constant pace. I was excited that a couple of people could work on their passions and be rewarded for doing so. I was pleased with the developer community producing useful plugins that allowed me to enhance my blog.
However, now I must say goodbye. Wisdump uses WordPress for many of the reasons that pushed me towards MT in the first place. Using WP, I am filled with the same excitement that I used to have with MT that I wish never left. I stuck around for as long as I could, endured two instances of losing data from my database and patiently waited a total of 90 days, 17 hours and 48 minutes for my templates and archives to rebuild. I’m not saying WP is any better than MT, I just feel better using it and to me, I am what is most important.
Even though I never met you, I always felt like I knew you through your blogging. Now I’m not even sure if you blog anymore at all. If Anil wasn’t around I wouldn’t even be sure if you guys still existed. I’m not even sure Anil still exists since there wasn’t any kickball this year at SXSW.
I know it’s not really your fault. You went corporate and had loftier ambitions. You had money to make and investors to please. I can’t say I blame you, but I wish it didn’t have to come to this. I wish you the best of luck in the future and maybe one day you will open source MT and it can return to its former glory.
ps – Don’t worry because Business Logs still uses MT, but I can’t guarantee how long that will last.
Originally posted on May 23, 2006 @ 2:23 am