I've been blogging for well over a year now and have been using Typepad quite successfully.
However, after hearing David Nour speak on social networking, I've moved my blog to WordPress and will integrate it into my website. Here's why...
If you are blogging or thinking of blogging, here are David's reasons for using WordPress vs. Typepad, Blogspot, Blogger, etc.:
It's FREE - Let's just get that one out of the way. You can't beat the price.
It integrates very easily with your website - According to
David, your blog should be the center of your website and all social
networking tools should point to your blog because it is the dynamic
piece of your site. WP allows you to make your blog look like it is a
part of your site and not just an add-on from someplace else.
Search Engine Optimization - Because your WP blog is part of
your site (even having a similar URL like
www.dancingelephants.net/blog), whatever you write in your blog that
gets noticed by the search engines and drives people to the site. This
will increase your search engine rankings for your site. For those of
you who aren't into the geeky language of SEO, that simply means more
people will see your site at the top of the Google listings.
It's easy to use - I found the transition to WP very easy.
They even have a tool that will convert an old blog from another
platform over to WP and bring over all your categories, keywords, etc. I
took my Typepad blog into WP in just a few minutes with less than 5
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