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Blogger has a lot of problems, but for a long time it’s been one of the easiest and most popular service to use for people starting up a weblog for the first time. Now it has some healthy competition from, which came out of beta today. offers users a free weblog on its domain. It doesn’t offer all of the flexibility that using WordPress on one’s own server provides, but it looks to be a good choice for people who don’t want to deal with hosting fees and setup. Advantages over Blogger appear to be a better composition page and better comment spam protection, among other things. Here’s a review.

[Via Weblog Tools Collection.]


  1. CP says:

    Thanks Jacob! This is what I have been waiting for.

  2. anonymuis says:

    heh has finally been released for public, whoa!

    And it’s not oftenly to be seen that a wordpress blog uses HTML for PHP page. You for the example :)

  3. Jacob Grier says:

    Thanks for pointing that out. It was done intentionally to keep the URLs for old entries the same when I switched from MT to WP. I should look into changing that for new entries.

  4. Ben Stark says:

    I can’t imagine switching from Blogger at this point because I don’t want to lose my old content. I LIKE my content.

  5. Jacob Grier says:

    There’s probably a way to import them (I know there is for the hosted version of WP).

  6. starbender says:

    i got one!
    thanks :)

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