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Monday, August 04, 2003

Typepad Hosting Service

From the Typepad home page:
TypePad harnesses the power of Six Apart's popular Movable Type personal publishing system into a simple service, suitable for beginners and experts alike.

It seems that the business model is to be a hosting service by charging between $5 and $15 a month.

I am very happy with the massive improvements in the free Blogger and Blogspot service. I have tremendous confidence that the large and experienced Blogger/Google team will continually improve their service.

My advice: Blogger/Blogspot problems have been minimized, so I would go with the leader. If you need a hosting service, there are literally hundreds of good full service ones at every price point. Do some research via Google and make the wise choice.

It does look like Movable Type has a good chance to secure the number two spot behind Blogger in the Consumer Blogging Software Market. The Business Blogging Software Market seems to be more wide open.