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Moving from Wordpress to SETT

I've been a power Wordpress user for a long time. We use Wordpress for our company blog, and it works well.

But for my personal blog, Wordpress has often felt like I was slogging through the mud. I wanted something more social. I want to create and foster a community of like-minded people who can all share knowledge with each other. And when my friend Tynan told me about a new blogging platform he and Todd were creating, I jumped at the chance to be the first external blog to make the switch.

For too long, blogs have been one-way broadcasts of information, when in reality there are communities of people interacting with a blog's content. Many of those people have very valuable perspectives and opinions to share. Despite the plethora of plugins available for Wordpress, it just hasn't been possible to get it to be as social as I wanted. SETT solves all of those issues.

The irony is that Tynan and Todd haven't even built in social sharing features into SETT yet, and still I find it to be much more social than Wordpress was. It really showcases what I mean when I say that people misunderstand social. Social isn't about sharing to as many people as you can, but rather about creating and fostering meaningful conversations between people who share similar interests -- even if none of them are "friends" or followers on any one social network.

Here's an interview with Tynan about what makes SETT special. I'd love to hear what you think in the comments. And try posting your thoughts in the community section, at right.


On Steven Dowd

Hi, I'm Steven and I am going to change my life. I am going to quit my job to travel the world by motorcycle, meeting and learning about as many people and cultures as I can. I do this to gain perspective on the world and the human race, and to find my place in them. Unfortunately I don't yet have the means or the skills to accomplish my dream, but I will document my journey of gaining them to provide a record for myself, and to inspire and entertain others.

To realize my goals I am going to need to become fitter, more mentally focused, smarter with money, more creative, more positive thinking, and more proactive. If some of your interests lie along these same lines, I believe you will benefit from following this blog. If nothing else, you will see how to avoid some of the many mistakes I am bound to make on the way.

What I am perhaps most excited about with this blog is the community section. The potential of a forum like this is huge. Please do not hesitate to ask questions there or to start your own conversations.

I look forward to sharing this journey with you.

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