Last year, in November 2005, I was feeling that the free blog I was using until then, blogspot
, was lacking in features (not much flexibility with the template, no categories, etc.) so I decided to switch to Blog.Mac
(1.1.3) and move my blog to a new location on my .Mac iDisk
I ended up not blogging much (busy times) partly because Blog.Mac
designers had announced a new version of their blogware with categories. I was interested in those promised new functions but was reluctant to blog much and then have to re-do everything with the new version (Largemouth people warned us that file format might change with the new version). So I waited...
A couple of month ago, I was tired to wait so I contacted Largemouth Software to ask when the new version of Blog.Mac
was coming. I was told it would come two weeks later. After a wait of two MONTHS (no wonder they're called Largemouth), they finally released... a new BETA version (1.2 b2)! I decided to try it and created this test blog
. It looks nice, the categories work well, but I will probably have to pay for the upgrade to 1.2.
Considering that they would certainly wait several more months before releasing a final version of 1.2 and that my patience was already at its limit, I decided to try other blogwares. I tested iBlog
(2 b8) by Lifli Software and created this test blog
. The calendar feature is cool, but the look is disappointing (although you can tweek the template a little) and I was not enthusiastic with paying 1410.00 Indian Rupees ($30 US) for another license!
I was just about to say “Ok, I'll wait another few months before deciding” when I discovered that the blogware I was using at first, now called blogger
, has just released a new version with very flexible templates, multiple categories (called here Labels), FTP capability and more cool features! The beauty of it is that it is FREE! So, now I am reviving and updating this blog
. Amazing, isn't it?
So far, I am very satisfied with blogger
and I recommend it to everyone.