Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Free Blog Community

I signed up for a new blog tonight. I can't help myself, when I see Free Blogs, or free anything else, I sign up. That's why I started blogging in the first place - not because I really had anything to say, but because the blogs were free. And signing up was the best way to see how they work and what you get with each one.

So, tonight I signed up at It looks like you can do about everything at - blog, upload and organize photos, share videos and podcasts, and get feedback from the rest of the community. Instead of using multiple sites for these things, members can do it all in one place.

When you publish a blog post, it gets listed on the Recent Posts page, and other members can easily see what's new and read your content. I just published a quick 'first post I just signed up for this' post, and I already got two comments welcoming me to the site. How about that? You can decide with each post whether to make it viewable to everyone, viewable to just you and your friends, or completely private. I like having that kind of control.

Right now it doesn't look like you can do much customizing of your blog, aside from picking from several color schemes. Another reason I sign up for all the free blogs - so I can play with the design - so that was one of the first things I checked on. They're trying to make it easy, no html skills required, but it sounds like they are working to add more features and customization in the future. It will be interesting to see where they go with it.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, that looks like a fun one. Looks like you can join the community without having a blog - that's for me. One blog keeps me busy enough! ;-)


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