Tuesday, December 11, 2007

A Free Blog or Not a Free Blog ~

I'm just putting this question out here for a little feedback from all of you out in the blogosphere. Why would I want to pay for a Typepad blog - which I think is over $300/yr. - when I can have a blog - like this one - for free?
I will say that I think blogger is a bit difficult to use at times. Hard to manipulate how to arrange your post and such. Not very user-friendly.
Thanks in advance for your feedback!

13 comments:

Megan said...

Typepad is not that expensive! For just you it would be $89 a year and for unlimited blogs (one for every member of the "Selfishham" family it's $149 I believe.

Shelly said...

not the thing i saw. it said about $40/mth and $395 for the yr.

Megan said...

You must be looking at some fancy schmancy thing they offer. Either that or the drastically raised their rates and I'll have to swith to a free blog next year after my year is up.

Shelly said...

nevermind...I was looking at what you said..multiple users. duh. but still, my ??? still is why pay when I have a free blog?

PaulaB52 said...

Shelly, I agree with you. Why would I pay when I get something for free ?? (my motto is, if it's free it's for me!).

I do agree that blogger is sometimes difficult. I've found quite a bit of help with the html on http://www.bloggingbasics101.com/

Another thing I do when I come across a blog whose template I like, I'll do a "page view" right click and try to figure out the html. Sometimes, it's not so easy, but that's how I figured out how to add graphics to my sidebar with a link connect to it.

Megan said...

I don't know, I've never done blogger before so I have no idea what the difference is and if it's worth paying for typepd. Sometimes I think I should have tried blogger first, but at the time I started my blog I had come across several blogs that switched from blogger to typepad because they were frustrated and seemed to be very happy not that they switched. I also notice that the blogs that I really liked the layouts of were typepad. Aside from my 90 year old grandmother, I think I'm the most computer illiterate person in the world so this is an area I really don't want to offer advice. I just wanted you to know that typepad wasn't that expensive. And a correction on the "just you" price being $89 it's actually $49.95 for one blog per year.

PaulaB52 said...

Shelly,

If you go to a blog (you can use mine or yours) and you scroll down into the actual body of the blog (around the first post or so), you can do a right click with your mouse and you should have an option to pick "view page source". When you choose that, another window will come up that will give you all the html for that particular page. If you can kinda/sorta read html, you can figure out what the coding is for something you may be interested in inserting into your blog.

If this is as clear as mud, you can email me if you want PaulaB52@cox.net.

Vicki said...

$89 a year for something that is user-friendly - that's the key! It's worth it to me.

Momto5Minnies said...

i may have to check out that link for "helping" with BLOGGER. This past weekend, they did some changing with the header photos and it completely messed up my blog. Now I have something that I don't like and really I don't know HTML well enough to make it better.

I've contemplated changing over to TYPEPAD, but gosh, I have so many extra expenses in my life that I just can't see spending that money. I don't blog nearly as much as some of the TYPEPAD people. I guess if you write a lot it is worth it.

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