Rebecca Blood has actually started using Movable Type to edit her blog and comments on how moving to a new tool may change how she works. I think that the degree to which the writing tool matters in terms of how one writes is almost always underestimated. Every time I made changes to my own blogging tool, it changed how I wrote, and moving to Movable Type changed things as well. The biggest change came when I inserted markers between each entry on my weblog — that freed me to start writing posts of more than one paragraph. What a bad day that was for my readers. I’m probably better when I’m more succinct.
For what it’s worth, I’m actually hating the design of the site right now. I have big plans — new host, new look and feel, etc etc but I am insanely busy these days. I’ll get to it.