Brownstoner 3.0

Brownstoner unveiled its snazzy new WordPress design this morning – lots of slick new toys to play with, and a whole new (very WordPress-feeling) design to get used to.

But it is also another sad (for me, at least) milestone in the slow wasting of the Movable Type blog platform. For small blogs like brooklyn11211, MT ceased to be a viable platform option some time ago (I stubbornly held on until last Fall, but most small sites made the jump to or ages ago). When “power bloggers” like Brownstoner start making the switch, you know that MT is finished (of course they haven’t quite figured it out yet – Brownstoner is still prominently displayed on’s “Power Blogger” page).