How to: choose the perfect blogging software

Andy Merrett Internet 3 Comments

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Are you feeling the need to start a blog?

Perhaps you’ve already got an account on Blogger, WordPress.com or LiveJournal but you’re ready to host your own blog.

This Tech Digest how-to guide will help you to decide which of the many pieces of blog software and hosting options is right for you.

I’ll look at:

  1. the pros and cons of the different types of blog hosting available;
  2. the benefits of having your own domain name;
  3. a quick way to narrow down the choice of which blogging software to use;
  4. an overview of the main types of blogging software;
  5. some things to look out for when it comes to choosing a web host for your blog

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Show your CMS preference with the blogger's guide to gang-signs

Katherine Hannaford Web 2.0, Weirdness 2 Comments

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Over the weekend Gizmodo ran a feature, showing ‘geek culture’ gang-signs which included Windows, Ubuntu, Linux and Apple signs. But what about gang-signs showing your preferred Content Management System?

Thankfully someone’s put together the blogger’s guide to gang-signs, so when you’re at the next TechCrunch or London Bloggers’ meet-ups, you can throw your hands in the air and align yourself with the Wordpress, Movable Type or Blogtron crew.

Click on the image above…

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Facebook gets cross-platform blogging application: Blog It from Six Apart

Andy Merrett Facebook Applications 1 Comment

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Hoping to appeal to high-powered bloggers who own multiple blogs and have a strong presence on Facebook, Six Apart has launched the Blog It application to let users update their blogs and “microblogs” directly from Facebook.

Six Apart are the creators of TypePad, amongst other services, but wanted to create an application that allows a wide range of platforms to be updated. Around a dozen popularw blogging platforms — including WordPress, Movable Type, Vox, and Blogger — can be updated, as well as microblogging services such as Twitter and Pownce…

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