Happy 10th Anniversary To WordPress (5/27/2013)

Wow so according to WordPress itself, today is the tenth anniversary of the launch of the first release of the blogging software, and as an avid WordPress blogger and occasional spirit guide to my friends who use it I say Happy Anniversary!!!!

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I started running my static website PiercingMetal.com in 2005 which was two years after WordPress first launched and back at that time it was hard enough to convince people to work with you being an online version of a magazine much less a blog but my how things have changed since then. Initially I hated the blogging aspect of online journalism, but that changed around 2007 for me when I launched my sites official blog “PiercingMetal Musings” and used Google’s Blogger for it at first. Now without trying to offend those who love that particular medium, it did not do the trick for me, and it was sending necessary traffic attention “away” from my dotcom which was not a good thing. Then while digging around in the provisions that my hosting company offered me, I saw that I could not only install the WordPress blogging software under my domain but also import my entire existing Blogger blog into it at the touch of a button. Once confirming that I had lost nothing at all and that it functioned under my domain I was officially sold on the WordPress medium from that point on. I’ve also done my best to to champion its effectiveness to my peers as well.

Since that time, my Official PiercingMetal Blog has posted over 1100 narratives and been visited over 450K times since it started accruing statistics in early 2009 (I should explain that you needed to load a plugin to snare those numbers and I was still getting used to it all so we are actually well over 500K in truth). Having this blog has enabled me to explore deeper into the music that I report about and even other facets of entertainment that appeal to our readers. As a matter of fact I now loved blogging so much that I launched this very site that you are visiting now. It’s pretty safe to say that I am a fan and I look forward to each and every new tool that allows me to entertain the masses easier. The eventual plan is to relaunch the PiercingMetal core site with a WordPress base because its much more powerful than what I currently have in my media arsenal. See, you don’t have to be a blogger to employ its resources.

That being said, a Happy Anniversary to you once more WordPress. Thank you for converting me. I’m now going to open up the floor in the comments for any readers who have WordPress blogs of their own and wish to tell us about them, or perhaps are currently Blogger writers and are considering a move to this medium for their creative edge. Let me hear you. I look forward to learning more about what you others are doing.

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