If you are a techie type and your mother is thinking about blogging what would you do?
If you are Matt Mullenweg you will create a few nifty programs to help her out.
For instance, a spam catcher like Akismet:
I’m also the primary person on Akismet, Automattic’s anti-spam software for websites, which we created from scratch. We just added the first engineer six months ago, but for the past four years, it’s been just me. I decided to do it because I was worried about my mom. She hadn’t started a blog yet, but I had this crazy fear that when she did, she’d be bombarded by spam for Viagra and think that had something to do with what I did all day.
Second, if you want to make it easy for her, why heck, just create WordPress or, for the ultimate in ease of use, get a free blog on WordPress.com :
My mom started a blog a couple of weeks ago. Six years into this, and we finally made it easy enough for my mom to use.
Yea, I know this site runs on Movabletype. If time permits and all the migration issues can be resolved I’ll move it over to WordPress some day down the road.