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Marko Tsourkan
05-22-2011, 10:19 AM
What is a good blog software?

tgraypots
05-22-2011, 10:35 AM
Marko, check out posterous.com (http://posterous.com).

MadMel
05-22-2011, 10:38 AM
Or maybe you can try blogspot: https://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLogin?service=blogger&continue=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.blogger.com%2Floginz%3F d%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.blogger.com%252Fhome%26 a%3DADD_SERVICE_FLAG&passive=true&alinsu=0&aplinsu=0&alwf=true&ltmpl=start&skipvpage=true&rm=false&showra=1&fpui=2&naui=8#s01

rockbox
05-22-2011, 10:50 AM
If you want flexibility and the ability to host your own, wordpress. If you want zero touch. Blogspot.

JBroida
05-22-2011, 03:45 PM
i actually use blogger (google product) and host it on my site... its an option and one that offers ease of use and data security. That being said, if you're capable, wordpress may be the best out there.

Marko Tsourkan
05-22-2011, 03:57 PM
Thanks, guys. I will check out all of them.

M

moggi1964
05-23-2011, 12:23 PM
I just started using Wordpress and it is very easy to use and simple to modify the look.

Potato42
05-25-2011, 01:55 PM
My dad has been using wordpress for years and Adam (watercrawl) just started with wordpress and seems pleased with it's ease of use so far.

mr drinky
05-25-2011, 02:30 PM
+1 on Wordpress, and some hosting services such as bluehost have very easy wordpress set up. The plug-ins give great functionality. I'd also consider paying a small fee for a better theme. For a one-time fee of $30ish you can get some pretty slick themes that are a lot more professional than the freebies. I used Theme Forest, but there are other sites too. They also have live preview so you can see the theme in action.

http://themeforest.net/category/wordpress/blog-magazine

k.

watercrawl
05-25-2011, 02:52 PM
What's the advantage of the paid themes exactly? Do they do more, provide more layout options, etc.? Or is it just a different look? I'm website stupid, so more options might not be a good thing.

mr drinky
05-25-2011, 03:52 PM
I have found them to have a better more professional look, to be better documented, can often be customized more (and more easily), and they often have better functionality. They are also updated more often. Some of the free ones can be 'stale', which means you might be missing features that are pretty much standard or have other problems. If you put a lot of time and effort into making your site just as you want it, but then the developer who did it for free no longer cares/has time/updates it, then you might increasingly have problems with your theme. Don't get me wrong, you can search the free ones and find good ones too, but when I used to do that it would take me forever and some trial and error to find the one that best served my needs. Wordpress does have a search filter that helps for that though. But for me, the time saved and having a much more professional look is alone worth $30.

One other thing to note is that there is wordpress.com and wordpress.org. Com is similar to Blogger. It is less customizable and has a lot fewer features. You have much more control and choices with org and can add plugins to fit your needs and can add commercial elements to your site.

k.

CookGuy
05-28-2011, 07:26 AM
I use wordpress and host with hostgator.