THIS COMMUNITY IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH BLOGWARE.COM IN ANY WAY.
I created this community because I decided to build a blog system from scratch, and needed a place to post all of those geeked out entries, code snippets, etc... Mainly, I wanted a place to put everything so the readers of my regular journal wouldn't bitch that I'm putting a lot of crap they don't care about in it. Besides, maybe people can contribute and benefit.
This community is moderated-join only, meaning you have to contact me and ask to be added. You need to have a darn good reason, too. HOWEVER... anyone can friend/watch, and anyone can comment. I welcome comments, even. Especially when I'm having problems with things. heh.
The basics: I am building this blog entirely in php. I am running it on a linux system with apache and MySQL. I started with the basics from Codegrrl.com's Build-a-blog tutorial. Everything else was added by me.
I decided to build this blog because I was tired of limitations. I love livejournal, and have been a user for over four years. But I wanted more flexibility and options. Don't get me wrong.. I'll always have my LJ.
I spent a long time looking all over the net for good blogware. While I found a lot of good programs, they were all either too bloated, didn't contain what I wanted, or had hard-to-understand template languages. I finally got tired of looking, so I decided to build my own.