UCalgaryBlogs update

The UCalgaryBlogs.ca publishing platform has really only been active for the last month, with real faculty and students using it. In that month, it’s already seen more activity, in terms of blog posts written, than weblogs.ucalgary.ca has seen in over 3.5 years of activity.

1600 posts.

In one month.

30 days.

And it really hasn’t been launched very publicly on campus yet. I can’t wait to see what people do with this stuff…

I’ve got a pretty strong feeling that people are taking to the WordPress Multiuser platform in ways that they never did with Drupal. That’s definitely not a shot at Drupal – just a statement of how the power of an individual-focused publishing platform resonates with individuals.


I’ve been planning to reboot this blog with a simplified theme, perhaps a magazine-type layout. I’ve decided to start with this Blue Zinfandel theme, and have started hacking on it. No more banner images. No more heavy design. Mandigo has served me well (as K2 did before that). But it’s time for change.

There may be some things missing for now, but it’s time to simplify.

Of course, now that Jen launched her new theme for her blog today, I’m just totally following her again. But I’ve been planning this for weeks. Honest. Whatever…