Matt Haughey takes a different perspective, however:
It’s funny how things come full circle — when I started out I hand coded blog entries, then I wrote my own CMS, then eventually I moved to a commercial CMS package and now I would prefer to never have to maintain a server or backups and I don’t really feel like designing my own blog templates anymore
I’m starting to understand how he feels about that tension between writing and coding, but while it’s nice to have ways to quickly insert preformatted multimedia into our websites without worrying about the validity of the code, sometimes you still want to get into the guts of an entry to mix things up a bit. That’s where Vox has so far failed me. Still, for the much wider market of MS Word-accustomed non-HTML users out there, this will likely be a much easier alternative to creating rich media weblogs, and in that I wish Vox the best. While it may not be a primary solution for me, I will still make good use of my Vox page as a repository to gather the drippings of my hidden obsession.
The service is still in
build-up-hype-mode beta, so registration is closed to a precious few users who signed up to try it out, but each one of those users gets a few invitations to share with others — two, in my case. Want them? Come and get them.