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.
By Leo Babauta
This blog was started as a way for me to grow the conversation around unschooling, and besides my own (obviously brilliant) posts, I hope to wrestle some from Eva and the kids.
And from you guys. Especially if you're already unschooling (as a parent or student), and even more especially if you are an adult, were successfully unschooled and have a great story to share.
So, if you are or were an unschooler, and you'd like to share your story or thoughts on what works or ways you overcame certain challenges or how you got to college or what college was like for an unschooler, etc. etc. ... please post it here on Unschoolery!