20 June 2006 ~ 1 Comment

New Blog Host?

OK, so I haven’t had many posts lately, and this time it’s not because I haven’t had anything to say.  In wanting to improve my blog more, I’ve been thinking about switching over to Typepad because I’ve seen a lot of other blog designs I really like that use them.

So this site has been down as I had to switch over all my posts.  The only bummer about Typepad is it does cost money, but I have some birthday cash to put toward it if I decide it’s worth it.

So that’s where you come in.  Go check out the beginnings of it (I still have more to do and want to try and have it more hashed out this week being that I only have 2 weeks left on the free trial) and let me know if you think it’s worth it.  I would love to hear from some people who just read my blog with an opinion on designs as well as some Typepad users who I know are out there.  Here’s the things I like about Typepad so far that make me consider changing:

  1. Three column design – something I don’t think that Blogger offers.
  2. Photo albums – kinda fun to make those available on the sidebar
  3. "Books I’m Reading"/"Music I’m Listening To" area on sidebar – this is one I’ve seen on lots of Typepad users blogs, but I haven’t actually figured out how to do it yet.  If you’re one of them, I’d love some input!
  4. Categories – may be useful for people interested in a specific topic or looking for an old post for me to be able to categorize posts, even though not being an organization person, the idea of figuring out all the categories that should be there stresses me out already!
  5. Ability to preplan posts to automatically post at a certain date and time – just seems like kind of a cool tool I guess.

I guess those are the major ones for now.  So check it out by clicking here (keeping in mind it’s still under construction and I don’t have much time to work on it right now), then leave a comment there or come back here to let me know what you think.  You know, that’s just like me…start bloggin or doing whatever just for fun – for free – but then I get into it a little more and I gotta try and do it just a little bit better.  Anyway, thanks for the feedback.  Hope you have fun!

One Response to “New Blog Host?”