OK, I decided to “Blogit”, second part

Mashable provided a review of blogging platforms to choose from. The first four where highlighted in the last post: OpenJournal, LiveJournal, Xanga, and Blogger. Here are four more platforms to choose from:

1. DeadJournal

Based on the same open source code as Live Journal but with a darker theme, Dead Journal was created by Frank Precissi in 2001, and became a place for Goths and emo kids to write their dark, angsty thoughts. The site actually touts itself as a place “where you find the journals that nobody else wants to see, or even host,” and that they “love pissed off people, if you’re a pissed off person who hates incompetence, please sign up now!”

What they say:

What is DeadJournal.com?
DeadJournal.com is a journal site (much like LiveJournal), but as you will quickly see, not all journals are apple pie and fruitcakes. Here is where you find the journals that nobody else wants to see, or even host.

We love pissed off people, if you’re a pissed off person who hates incompetence, please sign up now!

Who uses DeadJournal?
All sorts of people use DeadJournal to record their rants and psychotic thoughts! To date, 22222 people used DeadJournal in the past 24 hours.

2. TypePad

Launched in 2003, TypePad comes from Live Journal’s buyer, Six Apart. TypePad is based on Movable Type’s platform with the two sharing the same templates, technology and APIs. TypePad was Six Apart’s platform for the non-technical blogger. Unlike most blogging sites, TypePad isn’t free, but users do get their own .com domain names.

What they say:

Great blogs start here. Share your expertise.

Seth Godin uses Typepad. I read his blogs everyday!

3. WordPress

WordPress is the most popular blogging platform with 54,283 of the top million sites on the Internet using it, including Mashable.

What they say:
Takes seconds, costs nada

You can get a blog started in less time than it takes you to read this sentence. All you need is an email address. You’ll get your own WordPress.com address (like you.wordpress.com, you can switch to a custom address later if you’d like), a selection WordPress.com free storage of great free and customizable designs for your blog (we call them themes), 3 gigabytes of file storage (that’s about 2,500 pictures!) and all the other great features listed here. You can blog as much as you want for free, your blog can be public to the world or private for just your friends, and our premium features are completely optional.

This blog uses wordpress!

Tumblr

Created by wunderkind David Karp in 2007, Tumblr is a recent addition to the blogosphere. Users are able to easily upload photos, text, images, video and conversation to the site for short, quick posts or lengthier ones. The site emphasizes its ease of use and encourages sharing by allowing users to “re-blog” posts they loved. With more than 6 million blogs, The New York Times (strangely) called it, “Facebook and Twitter (Twitter)’s new rival.”

What they say:

The easiest way to blog.

Next post will help you get started.

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