You know that area at the bottom of your LinkedIn profile where you get to claim that you know something about something?
I don’t spend a lot of time on LinkedIn but I noticed that I claim to know Drupal, hours after launching the new www.zixi.com, a website I did in WordPress. I not only survived the experience, I am more convinced that ever that WordPress outclasses Drupal in so many ways that I hope nobody ever begins a new site in Drupal again. That’s a sentence for extinction. But it’s a just result for a system that not even its mother can love.
The question for me now is, “Should I remove my claim to know Drupal from LinkedIn?” Is it still a valid claim? I know enough about Drupal to not wish it on my worst competitor. I know enough about Drupal to make a convincing case to run away as if from a fire to any executive or webmaster thinking about a content management system. I got my hands dirty in a failed attempt (yes, it was my own doing) to make a good Drupal site. Is that “knowing it” in the LinkedIn sense? Wouldn’t someone want to know the truth about Drupal? And after my experiences, aren’t I the perfect person to deliver that assessment?
What do you think? Should I remove the claim from LinkedIn? (And yes, one day soon, I’ll stop blogging about Drupal. Promise.)