Searching for a new blog platform

Just a quick request for feedback.  Since 2004, I’ve been blogging on all things software and coding. I started my career in 1997 writing programs for my local school district (I know of 1 that is still in production).  So I’m no 20 years in, and I finally consider myself a software architect.  I remember so many times early on when I thought I was ready for a software architect title only to realize later that I didn’t know what I didn’t know.  Now that I do believe I am filling those types of roles, I wonder when I will realize my next level of ignorance.

I am writing as a request for feedback on blogging platforms.  I am currently using Graffiti, from Telligent, which was supposed to supplant Community Server – which it did not.  So all my posts are in a database.  I do not want to do Wordpress, whose day has come and gone.

Does anyone love their blog site and can vouch for it? I’m looking to port my content, preserve my URLs, and move to something else. Please comment below.


EvilKiru said on 3.20.2017 at 7:48 PM

Dave Winer has an outliner-based blogging tool at (motto: Blogging like it's 1999). It's got an API that might let you import your blogs from here to there. Check the about page at to see if it might fit your needs.

Lucas said on 3.20.2017 at 7:51 PM


It's a static site generator and it's a bit young, but it has great promise. Definitely worth checking out.

Albert said on 3.21.2017 at 8:50 AM

I've used BlogEngine.NET and it's a solid platform. It offers storage in XML or DB and has good support

Bret Williams said on 3.21.2017 at 3:01 PM

Medium is a fantastic platform. I'm not sure if you can customize it to the extent that WordPress lets you, but you'll immediately get a built-in user base which is a plus.

Jon Guenther said on 3.23.2017 at 6:27 PM


Give Orchard a look. Might make your port relatively easy, too.

alex said on 3.26.2017 at 4:45 PM

I am using Orchard, very happy with it.

dathan said on 3.29.2017 at 4:23 PM


Need to be prepared to host your own RavenDB to use it, though.

Julie Lerman said on 4.10.2017 at 10:45 AM

oh well, I guess "I gave up and went with wordpress and pay good $ to have it hosted at because they are WP experts and take care of everything for you" is not what you want to hear then. I did dasblog and graffiti and self-hosted wordpress. I'm happy not to have to deal with the details anymore.

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