I was just searching about alternatives to Wordpress. I have a couple of Wordpress sites but it isn't my favorite system. I remembered Sett as I've been reading Tynan's blog for a while now. I'm looking for the spot where I actually download Sett to use on my site. I'll find it eventually - I just haven't found it yet. I did watch the video about Sett and I like what I have seen.
So, it's not quite ready for prime-time yet. In order to be able to very quickly evolve it and squash bugs, we have it only running on my site. In the next month or so we'll start running it on a couple friends' sites, and then some time in the late summer we'll open it up for everyone. If you read my blog, you'll definitely notice when we launch.
So, here we are. With a couple hours to go before I'm stuck on a boat with spotty and expensive internet, I've moved everything over to Tynan.net.
This site will be a combination of Better Than Your Boyfriend, Life Nomadic, and even Best in the Land. The posts for these blogs have been imported, and those sites will soon all redirect here.
The forums are still on the old domain, but they have the new look and will be integrated soon enough.
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.