Robert Stacy “Gonzo” McCain is working up a new WordPress-based site, which to me seems like a step backwards.
Not that I have any particular complaints about WordPress, which we’ve been using here now for over a year with little difficulty. But it seems to me that McCain, who specializes in high-value, low-cost reporting, really belongs on Blogger, which is to blogging what Walmart is to retail: you might claim to hate it yourself, but a lot of your friends like it just fine. (Or maybe you need new friends. Your mileage may vary.)
And WordPress.com, where the domain is currently residing, is not so enthusiastic a host for the bazillions of widgets and gadgets and such that McCain is wont to employ: they want you to use their themes, their whole themes, and nothing but their themes — or pay extra for the privilege. Perhaps he’s moving to a separate hosting account once he gets the hang of WP, which would make more sense.
On an unrelated matter, McCain notes that MSNBC has canceled Dr Nancy Snyderman’s daily program; basically, he says, Harry Reid and those who pull his strings don’t need her anymore. This is no great loss to me, since I never saw the program in the first place, but I must report that Dr Snyderman remains on my In Case I Ever Run Out Of Wallpaper Files list, mostly for reasons like this.