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Going typepad

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Bhavya, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. Bhavya

    Bhavya Newbie

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    I am quite bored using wordpress, anybody here has had experience with typepad? if yes, how is it ? I am planning to use it :eek:
     
  2. Mudvaine

    Mudvaine Registered Member

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    Well if you want a blogging platform that doesn't require a brain then Typepad is for you. I was using it for almost 2 years. Then realized two things.

    1. If I'm using it for monetization long term. It's no good. I'll never own it. Seth Godin who's on Typepad said that if he'd known how successful his blog was going to be he'd never had hosted it on a blogging platform he doesn't own.

    2. When Typepad recently switched over to a new HTML editor a lot of people (my account included) started having alot of issues. The editor to this day still sucks (Going on 3 months since they made the switch) The typing drags and what used to take me 10 or 15 minutes to do a post now takes almost 45 minutes to an hour.

    Typepad simply says they are working on it and hope to have it resolved soon. UGH.

    Anyhow I started on wordpress and yes the work is there but to own your own blog and have the opportunity to create shape and mold word press in my opinion is the way to go.

    If you want a mindless hobby platform go with typepad.

    Oh and by the way I'll still keep my typepad blog. I even will continue to do a few posts a month because the weight that typepad caries in the search engines. I just simply link it to my other wp sites since my typepad is a pr4 site.

    Hope this helps.
     
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  3. AUTOATTACKER

    AUTOATTACKER Registered Member

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    I had a short-lived affair with typepad a few years back when I was working for a canadian blog network. My verdict with that platform is that it's a straighforward platform. Moreover, it's also a user-friendly platfrom especially for newbie users. However if you want total control of your blog, I'd say Wordpress is the best pick.
     
  4. kalatopi

    kalatopi Newbie

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    I have helped a friend escape the clutches of Typepad. You won't get bored using it. Can't say how it will fare in the search engines compared to a well SEO'd WP blog.
     
  5. delmages

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    I haven't tried Typepad personally, but from the sounds of it, it seems a lot like blogger. I appreciate the in-depth review, Mudvaine. I for one, think I'll just stick with WP.