June 9, 2004

An Incomplete A to Z of Blogging
C is for CMS

Speaking of blogmeets, as we were, the most eagerly debated subject at such gatherings is usually “What’s your favourite type of cheese?” But close behind is a topic that has everybody teetering on the edge of their seats and drooling into their beer. Yes, it’s the heated debate of “Which is the best CMS?”
Oi, you. Stay awake at the back there, please.

For too long, I believed that CMS was actually the acronym for the UK-based organisation Chicken Marketing Services. Apparently, it isn’t. CMS stands for Content Management System, although since discovering this fact I have repeatedly failed to achieve anything approaching even a mild state of contentment. Make of that what you will.
I could go into detail about the conversations over Content Management Systems that buzz excitedly between bloggers at blogmeets, but we’d be here until Christmas. So here is an exceptionally brief summary:

Blogger A: I favour Movable Type, because it’s hosted on your own webspace and allows complex expansion through developer’s plug-ins.
Blogger B: No, it has to be Blogger every time – for its user-friendly approach and ease of use.
(Long pause)
Blogger C: (proudly) Well, I think EVERYONE should build their own CMS! Like I did! It only took me three years, and while it still doesn’t work properly at least it’s mine! All mine!
(Silence, except for the sound of tumbleweed blowing across the barren prairies and the howl of a coyote in the distance)
Blogger D: So, what’s your favourite type of cheese?

Never again will you be lost for topics of conversation at a blogmeet.


14 thoughts on “An Incomplete A to Z of Blogging
C is for CMS

  1. I wouldn’t be at all surprised. I’ve never been allowed to find out. Whenever I buy some I’m forced to eat the whole portion in one sitting. Since this seems to be the attitude throughout Hungary you can only buy it in peices the size of pool chalk.

  2. Blogger E: Actually, I use LiveJournal!
    (Wordlessly, Bloggers A to D each shift their positions by a minimum of 45 degrees.)

  3. blogger F: “or diaryland!”
    bloggers A through D leave pub entirely. then bloggers E and F get it on and post angstily about it later. with poetry.

  4. I don’t suppose that the “Current Mood: Sociable!” logo on Blogger E’s T-shirt helped much, either.

  5. Heh! I was Blogger C!
    Not any more. I got lazy.

    Pete on June 9, 2004
  6. Posting angstily, you say? With poetry? I’ve obviously been missing something. I’m off to Diaryland. Bye.

  7. Blogger G: I think Typepad’s really great.
    Bloggers A & B, in unison: Yeah, I’ve been thinking about switching to that…

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