WordPress is a popular content management system (CMS) that powers millions of websites on the internet today. It was first released in 2003 by a team of developers led by Matt Mullenweg. At the time, WordPress was a fork of a blogging platform called b2/cafelog, which its original developers had abandoned.
Blogger is a free, web-based platform for creating and managing blogs. It was launched in 1999 by Pyra Labs, a small software company based in San Francisco. The platform was acquired by Google in 2003 and has since become one of the most popular blogging platforms worldwide.
All past blog posts have been deleted. My user account is now Jim and not my full name. The blog posts are now federated to a clean timeline. I needed to do these things to move in the direction I wanted to go here. Where am I trying to go? I want to use this blog as a place to post my short articles and as an activity stream/status update as if it were a social networking site. I’ve tried several other things like Known and Micro.blog, but I find quirks that I’m not happy with and keep going back to WordPress. WordPress isn’t perfect for what I want to use it for, but I hope I can get it close enough. If you want to see what I am up to, stick around, follow the RSS feed, or follow the blog on the fediverse at @firstname.lastname@example.org. I will probably never post anything groundbreaking or profound. It will likely be the most mundane content you’ve ever seen, but it’s mine in my own space.