23 Feb 2009 connolly   » (Master)

Family business blog: drupal or wordpress? self-managed or hosted?

The Kansas City Web Professionals meet this Wednesday. I started to post to their linkedin group about my recent trip to Web Directions North, but I figured hey: why drive ad revenue on linkedin rather than my own consulting business site, Midwest Web Sense?

But that site needs some maintenance. I set up drupal on nearlyfreespeech.net and tried to get OpenID working with it... when I ran into glitches, I learned I'm already a major version behind. And the other drupal site in my life, breadcrumbs is falling apart because the drupal guy in our research group moved on.

Yesterday, Kyle, my 9 year old son, agreed to help. So I explained about hosted blogs vs running your own, and where the ad revenue goes, and such.

We had a fun hack session in my office; you can see his work on choderbug and as wsouski on twitter. I think he's starting to grok the community values:

@wsouski don't be a spammer, wsouski. don't be a spammer.

Update: the WP domains clue from mhausenblas in #swig was just the ticket to set up notes.midwestwebsense.com: Web Directions North ski trip was a blast!

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