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Which blog software to use?


#1
I've decided to start up my own blog relating to my work etc and would like to know how you other bloggers went about setting it up. Did you use a site that has one built for you and link your site and the blog together or did you build the blog yourself within your site?
 

scotty

Well-Known Member
#2
I started my own blog just to share bits and bobs to save me updating my portfolio site so much which is more of a pain.
I just got a Wordpress blog and linked to it from my site.
There are tons of different themes out there but I just used the standard Kubrik and slapped my own header on it.
 

Harry

Senior Member
#3
I just moved from a static site to a site run entirely on wordpress. Means the whole thing is CMSd, ut runs on wordpress for the blog and static pages.
 

wac

Senior Member
#4
It's got to be cms really. Wordpress is very popular. I used to use Blogger and switched to Tumblr recently which is much better plus you can mirror it from you main site.
 
#7
thanks guys, just installed wordpress but I'm liking the look of how blogger works. I'll give this a trial run for a bit and see how it goes, at the moment I'm going with it really as it seems like it's got the most development behind it but we shall see.
 
#8
Thankyou for posting this 'BensJonesDesign' youv'e saved me a job!

I am looking to set up my own blog to feature my portfolio work later this year and now my questions have been answered! :)

Good luck with your blog
 

Greg

Active Member
#10
Wordpress has already been mentioned in this thread, but felt I should mention it again, once you're comfortbale with HTML/CSS and a touch of PHP there's a lot that can be done with it. My personal blog/portfolio (a little out-dated) runs on WP.
 
#13
Id say wordpress but i do think alot of what wordpress has is not needed so makes the site heavier than it should be. But its the biggest blogging system in the world so what do i know lol!
 
#15
Wordpress is very good, flexiable and a huge range of plugins. There are many programs you can use to build a site like Aristeer etc and modding it is pretty straightforward. Example site made with aristeer Carter Brooke old design I did a while ago:)
 
#16
When i started my first blog on my immigration to sydney i looked at wordpress and blogger. i went with blogger as it was really really simple. Wordpress had a steep learning curve. Blogger is alos fully optimized for search engines as its made by google etc. Everything is very seo friendly. I think you can add domains from your site to it too.
 
#17
I have tried Blogger, Tumblr, Livejournal and Wordpress over a few years. I have just relaunched and actually wrote an article about why I chose Wordpress and what I did with it - may be of some use?