I have wanted to revive my blogging, mostly tech related stuff. My previous one got cluttered with all kinds of irrelevant stuff and made it unsuitable as a blog.
Configuring Drupal for different publishing roles can be very time consuming. There are lots of modules to install, settings to configure, permissions and roles to grant, input formats, content types, and the whole bandwagon, and these can be very difficult to setup again when you create a new website.
You have to duplicate your database, delete your content and start again, hoping that you don't forget stuff you need.
One of my pet hates on the web is grey on white fonts. They really annoy me, perhaps my eyesight isn't that good. For 600 years since Gutenberg mankind has been fed a healthy diet of black fonts on a white background, and all of a sudden the last twenty years has seen web page designers using grey and other pastel colours on a white background.
I was going to add Dreamhost, but I will save it for another article (after I set up my promo code).
I have just set up my shiny new blog using Drupal of course, and been over to www.hiveminds.co.uk, the website/blog of my old pal Carl McDade to see how his site had been getting on. I learned how to compile a custom PHP and eaccelerator at Dreamhost from articles on his site. He had recently expressed dissatisfaction with PHP and Drupal, some sentiments I shared, and wound up turning comments into full blown articles.