Neil Turner's Blog

Blogging about technology and randomness since 2002

7 MT Years

7 years ago today, I started using Movable Type. Back then it was Movable Type 2.21, which was much more basic than it is today – while nowadays it is almost a fully-capable content management system, version 2.21 just supported pure blogging. Comments were there, as was support for a new-fangled thing called Trackback, but no search, widgets, junk comment filtering, OpenID support, custom pages or tags.
7 years is a long time but I’m pleased to say that I still think Movable Type is one of the best blogging systems out there.


  1. Happy Blogday Neil – makes me wonder how many years I’ve been blogging. I know I was using 2.21 so I’m guessing about as long as you.

  2. I’ve been using MT ever since I started blogging back in 2001. Have never considered using anything else. It “just works” for me and I’m more than happy with it. Congrats on 7 years blogging.

  3. You could post some stats for us, like a comparison of your pageviews by year. 🙂

  4. oops I’m a little behind, but happy blogiversary 🙂