Five years ago today I started a web log called “Coffee and Oranges.” Blog software was still quite primitive or seemed difficult to install on a web host, so I created my own using a handful of Perl scripts. In July of 2003, I volunteered to be a beta tester of the new TypePad service and started a web log called “Five Acres with a View.” I decided to install Movable Type when the beta was over a few weeks later and kept the name of my TypePad blog which seemed more appropriate than a Wallace Stevens quote. I moved to WordPress when forced to stop running Movable Type by my web host in May 2004. I have been running some version of self-hosted WordPress since then.
If my web log was a child, it would be old enough for kindergarten in the fall. Where do the years go?
This morning I installed WordPress 2.2, which has been available for about a week. I decided to try WordPress Widgets, which meant I needed to use a Widgets enabled theme. For now, I am trying a theme called Twister 1.0. WordPress Widgets, which enables the easy rearrangment of sidebar items, are very slick. Update: Decided to use Mandigo instead. Let me know if you see any problems.