I really, really, really need to be ordering groceries right now, but instead I'm tinkering with the blog.
Recently, I started a new blog over at Wordpress. It is just a little homeschooling record keeping and thoughts type of blog that would likely bore the lot of you to tears. I haven't decided whether to password protect it or allow certain people to have the URL or just not ever tell anyone about the URL. I need to play with it more.
Anyway, I went over to Wordpress to try it out because it is free (at least my version of it is.) And after the first hour of frustration, I slowly started to fall in love with it and want to marry it and have it's children. Very easy to work with with a lot of nice features. I came back to tinker with typepad here just to compare the ease of use. And I think I will be divorcing typepad, soon.
I'm going to wait till my Typepad year is out and also when my next google ads check comes, so its not anything that is going to happen immediately. I'll keep you posted.
Now I've had websites/blogs for over ten years now. This is what I've come to learn:
HTML-ing it by hand? Sucks
Diaryland (remember those)? insidious.
Live Journal? Disgustingly Ugly and bumbly to use
Blogger? Really bad
Typepad? Okay to Good
Wordpress? Really, really good.
Your own web designer in the family (a la Dooce)? Priceless
...in case you are shopping.
More later, family needs fed, so I'm off to Safeway.com. (Maybe next time I'll rate online grocery services. Surely about as exciting as this post.)