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Serious Bloggers Use MT

Thursday, May 8th, 2003 · No Comments

As an avid Movable Type user, I really like this quote from yesterday’s short story in the NY Times about the forthcoming TypePad hosted blogging service (written by fellow Vassar alum David Gallagher; it’s a small Web world, after all):

    Although the powerful features and elegant design of Movable Type have made it the tool of choice for serious bloggers, the hurdles involved in configuring the software on a Web server can be daunting for beginners.

I’m eagerly awaiting the release of TypePad sometime this month, as I’m sure everyone else in the blogging world is. I’m certain it will blow away Blogger and blogspot in terms of features, reliability, and server speed — especially since it will be a for-fee service. I’m signed up to be notified of the public beta, so I’ll definitely check it out then; I don’t know if I’ll need to pay for the service, though, since I already have quite a bit invested in my own Web hosting and in MT. Rather, I’ll likely wait for the release of MT Pro.

In any case, I think the blogging industry is an exciting place these days and will only continue to grow as the tools available to less technical folks are improved. What better way to get the mainstream hooked on blogging than to offer a powerful and reliable (factors that I believe to be key) combined Web hosting/blogging package (i.e., TypePad)?

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