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Mrs. D.
01-31-2007, 11:32 AM
I am thinking about starting a blog mostly to do with the crafts me and my friend are currently involved in (knit, crochet, beading, quilting).

I noticed a number of you here in the forum have one, I just wanted to get some feedback and ideas on what service you use, if you think it is worth the time, etc.

Lieke
01-31-2007, 11:57 AM
I totally love blogging, although my service is in Dutch and won't be usable for you (I assume you don't know any Dutch). But I think you should absolutely start a blog. It's fun. And you've got a great archive about everything you made and things that happend while doing that. I love to read back in my blog once in a while as well.

Stiney
01-31-2007, 12:02 PM
I use livejournal, which does have some crafting communities. I like it because it's easy--lots of my friends use LJ, and I can see all of their new posts on one page.

Other popular services are blogger and blogspot. I suggest looking at different blog sites and seeing what you like. Xanga and Myspace are more social-networking sites than anything, so I wouldn't recommend them.

My livejournal is at http://cawthraven.livejournal.com if you'd like to see it. Click around and you can see different livejournal set-ups, too.

brendajos
01-31-2007, 12:08 PM
I use Live Journal too when I remember to actually update it (i have been waaaaaaaaaay better than i have been in the past...lol)

Silver
01-31-2007, 12:11 PM
WordPress (http://wordpress.org) :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

You can use their server side blogging tool or you can install your own blog on your own server, which is what I did.

Stiney
01-31-2007, 12:13 PM
I use Live Journal too when I remember to actually update it (i have been waaaaaaaaaay better than i have been in the past...lol)

I don't update that much because I'm sick of listening to myself whine. :rofl:

"Waaah, I want to move to Boston, Waaah, my job is boring, waaaah, I still live at home."

Mrs. D.
01-31-2007, 12:51 PM
Thank you for you responses and for the links. I will investigate around and make a choice. It was also cool to look at some of your blogs.

Thanks again.

DianaM
01-31-2007, 01:46 PM
I've tried pretty much all of the popular ones out there, and WordPress definitely won me over. It was easy to install in my website

http://www.cafenox.net/blog/

Not the most stylish blog out there, and I keep telling myself I'm gonna edit and do fun things with it, but never really get to.

Vendie
01-31-2007, 02:06 PM
I use Moveable Type and I like it a lot. I've never had problems with it. I used to use Blogger but I didn't care for it. I found the interface cumbersome. Everytime I wanted to update my template, I would lose all my links. I don't have that problem with MT.

brownishcoat
01-31-2007, 04:58 PM
I use Live Journal too when I remember to actually update it (i have been waaaaaaaaaay better than i have been in the past...lol)

I just added you as a friend, Brenda! :muah:

I'm a LiveJournal girl, too! :happydance:

Pink Dandelion
02-01-2007, 12:04 AM
I use b2evolution (http://www.b2evolution.net) on my blog (http://www.pinkdandelion.com) and I really like it -- but you need to host it yourself or purchase server space somewhere to host it on. I believe Wordpress would be a nice alternative if you don't have access to server space for hosting.

brokenblossoms
02-01-2007, 12:58 AM
I use LiveJournal for my daily journal, and for my knitting journal I use Blogger.com. I like LiveJournal best because you can customise it more, have icons, and with one click you can see all your friends' most recent journal entries.