I got up nice and early this morning. 6.30 am to be more exact. Gosh does it feel great having an early start sometimes.
So first thing first I am finishing the Blogging course checklist from the last night. Left some unfinished things. Anyway, the Simpleology Blogging course is going great. Although it is a little basic at the moment (remember i've been on-line for more than 12 years at this stage) I find it very encouraging in doing research.
For example, I spent some good time researching different blogging platforms last night and this morning. Oh boy, there are a lot of new platforms, freeware and systems I've never thought possible.
In brief, I am currently on the Blogger service as I picked it purely out of convenience (clicked on the first link that came up on Google) but I already see moving to something with more flexibility like MovableType or WordPress. I am planning to add some cool features to the blog, so that will probably require hosting it on my own account and since I am on the budget I am going to consider one of the free platforms.
MovableType seems to have a ton more features however WordPress seems easier to install.
I also came across this post that shows "blog anatomy". I know, it's more than 3 years old and in internet terms that's pre historic, but the general, relative amount features seems still true when compared in between those blog types. MovableType I think has evolved a lot faster than the other ones.
Another fantastic post here about the whole blogging concept. Some great value there.
I am also about to go through the whole list here. And I will report back on that one.
Haveing said all that it seems to that I might be sticking with WordPress for now and will investigate MovabeType in more detail.
OK, enough for now, back to Day 4 on the Blogging course.
If you have any suggestions, please feel free to comment.