August 7, 2011 at 5:00 PM
Well when you create a new blog what else can your first post be about except to talk about the new blog? Not very exciting perhaps, but I thought I'd share a little about my experience with a couple of blogging platforms, why I selected this one and what I plan to write about. Hopefully you will find what I write to be mind-boggling and interesting beyond your wildest dreams. Or perhaps just barely interesting enough for you to not page bounce too quickly. OK, so here goes. First a little history:
Unlike many developers, I haven't had much of a blog history. I intend to change that as of now. I dabbled briefly with tumblr which I found interesting but limiting. I also have a posterous blog which can be found here: http://posterous.com/tdekoekkoek. I honestly haven't done much with posterous, but I do find it useful to make very quick blog posts and quick links to other web pages and blogs. So I will probably continue to use it as a quick reference blog.
Then came funnelweb. I really was looking for a blog that used ASP.NET MVC and the Razor syntax. As a .NET developer I was hoping to be able to have a blog that was written in a platform/language that I knew so that I could modify it if need be. Furthermore, since I am an ASP.NET MVC developer by choice, I was hoping to find a blog engine that was written in ASP.NET MVC. So I dabbled with funnelweb. While I applaud the work those folks are doing there and they are making some good progress, I was looking for something a little more mature with more features. I had looked as blogengine.net before but had passed it up since it wasn't MVC. Perhaps that was premature. It certainly is a full-featured blog engine and now although still not an MVC blog engine, it does support Razor views which have some powerful features and Razor technology is shared with ASP.NET MVC.
So I'm back with BlogEngine.NET and am hoping to use it for some other interesting projects going forward. I hope I haven't bored you to tears and you come back for more soon.