But TypePad charges by the month, and seems to include hosting. If I chose TypePad, I would prefer to pay for it, install it myself on my webhost and be done with it. But that is not an option, right? Nan -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Joel D Canfield Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2009 1:15 AM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] blogging software recommendations TypePad doesn't have a free version, but anything it has blows Wordpress.com away. Faster-if not losing your mind while updating is important, know in advance that W....o....r....d....p....r....e....s....s.c....o....m i....s s........l........o........w Also, more configurable, and what I love is that you can actually use it for commercial purposes. That's right, Wordpress expressly forbids commercial use. Writing a blog where you sell is completely forbidden on the free Wordpress accounts. It's not even possible to embed Amazon links. TypePad gives you the tools to do it with. I've been using Wordpress and can no longer deal with the restrictions. I'm moving to TypePad so I can tweak it, and use it for business. My wife the Virtual Office Admin who specializes in online marketing, blogs, etc., strongly recommends TypePad for her clients, and only uses Wordpress as a fall-back position if they insist on something free. Even then, some of them choose Blogger instead. joel -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !