Blogger: Choosing a Versatile Blogging Platform

by andrej 19. March 2011 21:50

An interesting information visualization video presents the possibilities of blogger.com – the free blogging platform that comes to us via google.

We are currently testing blogger.com for our todo management blog.

Here are the reasons why:

  • easy to setup
  • free of charge
  • you can map the blog to your own custom domain
  • it offers a content delivery system within the blogger community
  • easy to customize

Blogger.com vs. Tumblr vs. Wordpress

For a another small mainly design related sideprojectI am currently testing the very popular tumblr platform. Why?

  • very easy to post
  • a very active community which promotes content
  • free of charge
  • possibility to map the blog to your own domain

Even though tumblr supports all kind of blog post formats (video, image, text, etc.) it seems to be targeted primarily at publishing images and short twitter-like posts.

We decided not to use wordpressprimarily because hosting it ourselves in a Microsoft environment is not straightforward. Alternatively you would have to pay a monthly fee if you wanted it hosted but mapped to your own custom domain. Feature- and usability wise wordpress was a very attractive candidate though.

Blogging and Content Management in asp.net: Blogengine.net and Orchard

For our other blogs however we use the blogengine.net primarily because at teamaton we use asp.net as our framework and we have more flexibility in implementing our own requirement within blogengine.net. Also we stay in control of the content – even though not likely blogger.com could be discontinued or have a breakdown loosing all your blog posts at worst.

Here are the blogs:

For our teamaton homepage and company blogwe are planning to use orchardproject. Which is a new open source content management system (cms) with blogging capabilities for asp.net using the mvc framework.

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What blogging platforms are you using and what are your experiences? Feel free to post in the comments :)

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