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WordPress is pretty awesome. I’ve used it on many projects, and we use it quite often at Raidious.

The first time I used the web publishing platform was in 2007, when I launched the RockitBomb podcast. I was impressed with the ease of deployment and the fact that I could do it all without writing any code; so impressed, that I set up a WordPress installation for every nearly every website  on my personal web server. My assumption was that by deploying this easy to use content management and blogging software and inviting collaborators that every site would quickly overflow with regular updates.

As one can probably imagine, this did not happen. Easy-to-deploy and easy-to-use software does not instantly make authors out of contributors, or contributors out of enthusiastic friends. After some time, I inevitably found my installations consolidated. The band site I had built pulling a feed from mySpace, the podcast being combined with my personal site, and other projects simply being shelved.

Easy to deploy, easy to use, and easy to maintain, but it still fails without content. WordPress, like any other blogging software or content management system, is nothing without humans creating content to fill it, and engaging with the site’s audience.

Fortunately, that is what Raidious is all about.

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  1. Well put, Brian.

    I’ve launched more than 50 wordpress blogs (for my own projects) in the last couple years and I always come to the same conclusion: “I need to focus on just one website”

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