An interesting post over at Om Malik’s Blog which mentions WordPress and Content Management Systems in the same sentence. I have mentioned here before that all I want to do is blog, nothing more, nothing less. I know what a CMS is and what it can do, and I know that I do not want one regardless of how it is dressed up. This is also behind my decision – which I have said here before – to remain on a certain build of WP and it’s highly unlikely I will upgrade. But in that article, of the 3 tools mentioned, only 1 is free (WP) but only 1 would be classed as a blog (Radio Userland). So does that mean that when I want to look – should I choose – for a replacement blogging tool, that I will be increasingly limited to paid solutions rather than free ones ? Add into this that ‘free’ solutions tend to need you to have paid out already for domain name / hosting then the fact that it is ‘free’ (GPL matters not here) actually is not a selling point to the individual who is looking to use it. What they want is simplicity and power – and that ain’t a CMS.