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Bloggery [Apr. 5th, 2012|12:19 pm]
Dai Stuart
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I'm thinking I'm going to start a Japan blog. I'm trying to figure out what site to use. I know, I know, I'm on livejournal asking what blogging site to use. But I don't have anything else to ask about blog sites on and I don't want to use this for that purpose.

What I'm looking for is something where I can be word heavy if I want to, but it's also super easy to integrate pictures. One of my main issues with pictures is that I try to put them in and write around them, but they just take up ALL the space. Or none of it or whatever. I know that's probably just because I don't know how to use things, but wutevar.

Anyway, so I'm thinking maybe blogger.com - I started a fictional blog on there a while ago that never really took off, so I'm famiiar with at least making a layout there - or wordpress. I have a friend who uses it for her blog and has pretty pictures and movies integrated well with the text, and it doesn't look bad and boring when she's word heavy sometimes.

If anyone has any suggestions for other sites, let me know and I'll take it into consideration (for example, is it considered appropriate to make a word-based account on tumblr or is it all about the pics?). Or if anyone has any yea/nays for the two I've mentioned, that also is very welcome :)


EDIT: I'd like to point out that I'll still be using this for regular stuff, at least maybe until I'm in Japan, at which point I'd look into how I make blogs I make somewhere else turn up here like some people I know do at times :/

[User Picture]From: kashicat
2012-04-05 11:09 pm (UTC)
I do not like Blogger at all. I moved all my blogs away from there and over to WordPress.com a long time ago.

So my big recommendation would be WordPress. And I love how easy it is to work with photos there. So... :-)
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[User Picture]From: eranith
2012-04-06 12:19 am (UTC)
Ooh, awesome. I had a look at the front of their site, wot has all the "come and join us we have these features!" bits on it, and it does look pretty cool. I guess it's the place to be, right now!
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[User Picture]From: kashicat
2012-04-06 10:48 pm (UTC)
If you need some help figuring things out, just let me know. :-)
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[User Picture]From: eranith
2012-04-07 12:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks! At the moment my main problem is figuring out a name for the blog :/ I tried enlisting my brothers, but most of their ideas were vaguely racist :P
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