TypePad goes live and it will soon be time to fish or cut bait. Will it be TypePad, Radio Userland, or both? I’ve been part of the TypePad beta over the past month, and it has been a very pleasant experience. I would not hesitate to recommend TypePad.
TypePad has some features that Radio lacks. It was nice to be able to create an extended post rather than my standard hack of an excerpt on my home weblog pointing to a full post in the software category. And since I tend to ruminate over my postings for a bit, I liked how TypePad let me control the time associated with my post. And while I didn’t have any problems with TypePad, I did have some questions and it was good to have an infrastructure for help tickets.
But I’ve grown accustomed to Radio Userland. I like having a local system. The Radio news reader is still my favorite. And it’s a real pain to move a weblog. So right now, I’m leaning towards staying put. I think the next move for Take the First Step will be when I get my own domain name. Now if I could only snag a good name.