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Blogger 19 61.29%
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#1 of 16 Old 01-14-2008, 10:28 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Tell me about the pros and cons of blogspot, typepad, wordpress, etc. I'm attracted to the look of typepad, but I've seen nice looking blogspot and wordpress blogs, too. TIA! :
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I said "other" because *where* I blog is my own site... but I use wordpress. Its not as customizable as I would like... but Im also still learning all of its features, etc. I would ahve to say though... for the most part, I really do like it (better than website based bloggers that I have tried in the past).

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I have three blogs with blogger, so I guess you can see how much I like it!

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I have wordpress on my own .com

The software is much easier to use than anything else DH has tried to set me up with.
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I have a blog that I post to intermittently at mamasmind.blogspot.com - I really like blogger but I know some have reasons for choosing others.
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I have wordpress @ wordpress and a negleted blog.com

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I have a few at blogspot but I have never really tried anything else. I am interested in reading the pros and cons also. I used to have my own domain but I lost it and they're trying to sell it back to me for a very stupid amount because it's still getting hits. It's been like 7 years. I'm really kicking myself for letting it go.
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I use WordPress.com. I like it because I think it is easy to use and looks and feels more professional than Blogger. My biggest complaint about WordPress.com is that I can't use Javascript on my blog.

I liked Blogger because it was really easy to customize and I could make it look exactly the way I wanted - the code was probably a mess, but I didn't care. There were a lot of plug-ins/add-ons for Blogger, too. I got more detailed traffic statistics using an add-on.

I switched for two reasons. First, I wanted to be able to post under a password sometimes. Second, when Google scooped up Blogger, it made it nearly impossible for me to be logged into Blogger AND to my personal (non-blog) Gmail account at the same time.

I never bothered with Typepad because it wasn't free. This may not be true now, but when I looked at it, even after you'd paid you had to have ".typepad" in your URL. If I'm paying, I want the ".SERVICE" part to go away.
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I like Blogger. I have a site at wordpress that was going to be my online Pagan journal, but I have a hard time with the format and getting widgets to do what I want them to do. Blogger is MUCH more user friendly, imo. Just as an example, the moon phases widget on my blogger account--I couldn't figure out how to get it on wordpress. I did everything I could think of, but it just wouldn't "go." I guess I could have dithered around with it some more, but I'm busy and I need something I can deal with quickly, kwim?
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I just started blogging this year. I like Blogspot so far. Although when I see other people's blogs they look so much better than mine--I'm not sure where people are getting art for their headers or different colors that don't seem to be in the color/font area.

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They're probably going into the area where you can edit the HTML code and changing it there. There's a place in the template area where you can add a picture, but I haven't messed with it yet.
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I use wordpress. I used to use blogger, but I didn't like that I had to register different usernames and email addresses to keep my blogs from being linked together. As far as I know, wordpress doesn't link your blogs together, but I may be wrong about that.
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I use blogger because it is super easy. I am not fully functional on the computer and haven't done much more than research and reading online (and a little bit of shopping). But blogger has been very easy to get started on for a newbie.
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I also voted other. I use Wordpress as well but on my own domains. I really like Wordpress, its easy to use, has great features, and is a simple install on your own domain.
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I'm perfectly happy with Blogger. :-) I like free.
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I was using Yahoo 360 until the end of the year and then switched over to Multiply. Free, customizable, allows pics and video, privacy settings, easy to use, and I like it. My daughter likes it, too, and now is keeping a blog of her own. See sig for links.
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