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One day remaining on Typepad free trial! Should I stay or should I go?


It's almost down to the wire. There's one day remaining on my TypePad free trial period. Hmmm... Y'all know I have commitment issues but I guess I'll go through with this partnership with TypePad and the folks at Six Apart. This will be the first time I've gone all the way with TypePad. I've tried it a couple of times before.

What changed my mind this time? Well, priority one is time management. TypePad allows me to schedule my blog posts and that is a tremendous plus. Secondly, the flexibility in the blog layout design is awesome. I was able to try on a blog look without any hassle. Oh, and let me not forget two really cool features: pages and continuation posts.

There are a couple of things I wish TypePad did better. One is access and display of archived posts. Currently, the default display is the most current ten months without means of manipulating the display to show all. Blogger does this way better. I could use tips from TypePad Hacks but then I'd be required to use advanced templates and I'd lose some of the user-friendly features. TypePad also doesn't have a page link to posts on the previous page. That may not seem like a big deal but it is. Otherwise it appears as though your posts are limited to the main page and accessing older posts requires too much effort.

Overall, Blogger is easier to use than TypePad and I've decided to keep it for a couple of my blogs. In addition to the plusses already mentioned, TypePad allows substantial flexibility and opportunity for creativity without converting to advanced templates or using custom CSS.

Anyhoo, wish me a happy and healthy relationship with TypePad. I'll keep you posted on my experience. Smooches.