2010-04-23 Blog, Wiki, Bliki

At the moment Wikipedia says that Oddmuse can be used as a Bliki. That’s what this site is: A wiki, used like a blog. If you look at my SiteMap, you’ll see a lot of pages that are of no use anymore. Slowly, this site has lost the wiki nature and turned into a blog.

I think I’m still happy with things as they are.

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Given the choice, I’d rather use Oddmuse than a pure blogging engine like Wordpress. Using wiki markup is second nature and much easier than messing with a GUI text box or CTRL key combinations, and I really miss a wiki’s proper version control. Add in the easy interlinking of pages, and..... well, I’m preaching to the converted, I know.

On the downside, Wordpress meets a blog reader’s expectations, whereas a wiki is more intimidating to the casual user. People know what to expect from a Wordpress blog and that translates to more comments and more pageviews. Add in Akismet’s rock-solid antispam mechanism, and it’s hard to fault.

And that’s why I use Wordpress to blog, and Oddmuse for my private projects. I have the best of both worlds 😀

greywulf 2010-04-23 11:51 UTC


I really should do some usability testing to discover what the actual expectations are. 🙂

AlexSchroeder 2010-04-23 15:33 UTC


More thoughts: 2019-07-14 Blogging Spirit.

– Alex Schroeder 2019-07-14 20:54 UTC


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