I have been blogging for many years. During that time I have used many other platforms including hosted software from BlogCity. TypePad, and Blogger. I also used Moveable Type briefly and a highly customized version of Joomla! (before that MamboCMS). Last fall I switched to WordPress as my primary blog platform. Though I havenÃ¢â¬â¢t been bowled over by WordPress I have come to the conclusion that it is the best blogging platform for me because itÃ¢â¬â¢s easy-to-use, has the widest variety of features, extensible, and itÃ¢â¬â¢s open source (with a thriving community of developersÃ¢â¬â over 90 developers were credited with contributing to this release).
Yesterday the long awaited and somewhat delayed WordPress 2.5 was released. Today, I updated my installation today and though I had a few problems the upgrade to the new version was definitely worth it.