“Open Web FTW” by Matt Mullenweg

One of the beautiful things about the WordPress community is that it’s a lot of original content creation rather than just a few things being regurgitated over and over again, which is a fair criticism of what happens on social networks. I think of blogging as a craft. It’s something that you think about, that you try to do your best at. It’s part of your identity.

I really know very little about how WordPress.org works. I sometimes think about shutting this down and starting from scratch at Tumblr or Posterous. It would be easier for me, I wouldn’t have to worry about web hosts, and I’d get a nice reblog button.

But I get the warm and fuzzies whenever I read about what Matt values and think about what that means for people who use the software he founded.