MT was the first blogging platform that I experienced (after a brief stint with blogger.com) and for a long while it had everything that I needed – however in time it became a little slow and problematic and with the surge in popularity around WordPress among bloggers I switched platforms.
Today’s Movable Type Pro launch marks another important step in the evolution of MT as a platform. I’m yet to test it but from what I see it’s continuing to develop MT in a direction that I’m certain will be attractive to many bloggers – at least on a feature level.
You can read about it’s new features in Anil’s announcement post but in short it’s taking blogs powered with MT Pro in a more ‘social’ direction and makes MT no longer just a blogging platform but one that gives readers of MT Pro blogs the power to become members, set up profiles, rating of content, forums etc.
More and more bloggers are looking to find ways to integrate social networking within their communities and to this point most are having to settle for marrying two platforms together (one blogging platform and one social networking platform). Movable Type now offer a solution for an all in one package – something that will be very tempting for some bloggers.