To make a long story short, I’ve long sort of hated Movable Type. This isn’t all their fault; I figured it would be fine to just use the file-based database scheme, and maybe it’d work well normally for a small, low-traffic blog…
But comment spam meant that it was doing an INCREDIBLE amount of work. I spent a lot of time filtering and dealing with it, and… I just got sick of it. And I’m not a huge fan of Six Apart.
I was looking into Wordpress (which is highly recommended by many people, and which I’ve used), and I stumbled across references to an alternative called “TextPattern”. TextPattern looked interesting enough that I figured I’d just go wild, try it, and see how it looked.
It looked better and faster, so here we are. :)