Well.. Yes, he did! Earlier today, Brian Gardner tweeted “BOOM. @mattcutts is now running #genesiswp“, that’s really interesting, especially that Matt used Thesis for almost ever (since I knew his blog exists).
Check it out:
— Brian Gardner (@bgardner) June 20, 2013
A few hours latter, I saw this tweet on the #thesiswp hashtag:
— Greg Young (@hbgreg) June 21, 2013
Of course, I haven’t investigated the historical background of that second tweet, but it’s the type that tickles my adrenaline, so I took the chance while I am motivated to write and share my thoughts.
I personally use both Thesis and Genesis on my projects, and I respect them both as great Theme Frameworks. In fact, I am more comfort with Thesis, probably because my professional start was with Thesis, and big part of my business depends on it.
From Thesis to Genesis?
However, the big boys’ decisions do not matter (at least to me), I will never do this sort or move just because others are doing it, and I disagree with everyone who took such un-conscious decision and jumped in the same boat without a good reason, or run pancaked because everyone else dose.
Since I first landed on Matt‘s blog and he has been using Thesis, and I hadn’t really thought about it before, I mean he don’t need anything special on his blog. He even kept using the default Skin.
Don’t get excited, right now Matt‘s blog almost look the same as before (if not worst), even though he switched to Genesis, I just think he like that way. Or maybe he is preparing a surprise!
But… curious to know why would he do that?
- Is it because a missing SEO functionality in Thesis? 😉
- Is it because schema being part of Genesis 2 Beta?
- Maybe just because he felt the need for a change ?
- Or, maybe he took a challenge and lost the bet 🙂
It could be for any reason that absolutely doesn’t matter for me! Or You!
I don’t think Matt need to do any SEO (or what?), in fact he advised people not to pay too much attention to that, and to not over optimize your site. I for some reason think it could be because of schema markups implementation in Genesis 2, however Thesis 2 has it as too.
I don’t think any of those two Frameworks has a huge advantage on the other, especially for the average non-developer end-user, or even the developer (If you don’t agree, then convince me)
The question is…
Why did Matt Cutts did the switch?
Or even better…
And, what this means to others who are considering the same bath?
If you personally did or thinking of doing this move, why would you do that?