One of the best things about this new blog product is that we had the second mover’s advantage. By that I mean that we could learn from the earlier competitors and make decisions informed by their experiences, not that we aped the competition.
Having been a consumer of blogging technologies for years and years, it was incredible working on the blogging engine I’ve always wanted. It’s not exactly as I had envisioned—compromises must be made and sometimes, gasp, my vision was wrong—but it’s very, very close. The best part was getting to work on technologies that I previously had only been a consumer of; the feed wars, for example, were never fully real to me because I had always just used the provided templates.
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