I’ve been playing around with WordPress for a couple weeks now, and I commented when I first installed it that blogging doesn’t really seem like anything new. Just old concepts with new names. I haven’t really changed my mind on that, but WordPress sure makes things easy. My other sites internetfun.com and realjeep.com are written in php and use mySQL to keep track of things. I spent a few days writing the code behind them and I could have created the exact same sites using WordPress and spending a couple hours creating custom themes. Sure there are benefits of using your own code, but it’s also nice to not spend time on things you don’t need to.