Day 146-- advance warning
Monday, January 29, 2007
I'm thinking about switching 'blog publishing systems. I currently use Blogger; I don't really have any problem with Blogger aside from some bugs here and there, but aesthetically speaking I want something different.
Here are some alternatives:
- Movable Type/TypePad-- this is some fairly impressive stuff, both surprisingly owned by the company that bought LiveJournal several years ago. The former is an actual program you have to download, and is free for the basic level. The latter is a web-based application (like Blogger, for instance), and while you have to pay monthly ($4.95 monthly after a free trial) you can really make an insanely impressive page. I will say that I'm wary of paying money at this point, poor man that I am.
- WordPress-- another interesting application; several friends use it (Ashley is one of them, and my beloved band Dolorean uses it too). I like the WP vibe a lot, and seems fairly easily tweakable. I think if it came to a switch, WordPress is the most likely successor.
- Expression Engine-- this could be the "best" application, especially if I became a serious 'blogger, but it might be beyond me. The super basic version is free, but you have to pay for the rest.
- SquareSpace-- Don't know much, but I've heard good things. I'll check into it.
posted, with grace and poise, by Jason @ 1/29/2007 12:49:00 PM,
- At 6:34 PM, Michael said...
I have had a great deal of experience with Moveable Type. At Seton Hill, they allow every student who wants one to have one (and they pick up the $5/month fee for the real MT).
You've seen my blog (blogs.setonhill.edu/MikeRubino). That entire template was created by my girlfriend, who happens to be quite the wiz at MT. Everything about it is highly customizable. I don't know how good their free service is, but these guys know their bloggin'
- At 11:50 PM, Locum tenens said...
you just need to set up a PayPal donation link!
- At 3:08 PM, Brandon Zangus said...
- At 5:35 PM, Mrs. Ewer said...
I really, really love Wordpress, and it's totally free.