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Where do you blog?

Postby oleander » Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:58 pm

Hi,

About a year ago I went looking for an EASY, free site, where you can blog/write and post photos INLINE as you write. I was pointed to posterous.com. I found that remarkably easy to use. But it's been shut down.

Do you have a blog venue where you can alternate written words and photos inline? Yes, I'm talking a trip report format: Could be up to 5 pages of writing, with 10 to 30 photos inline.

It will need to be password-protected; only people with the link and the password can read it.

May even be willing to pay a small fee if that is the choice I'm limited to.

- Elizabeth



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Re: Where do you blog?

Postby rlown » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:58 am

I don't really "blog". If i do anything like it, it's generally on HST.

Some of my friends use: http://www.blogger.com/home?pli=1

I don't know if it's free, or if it's easy. Looks to be easy.
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Re: Where do you blog?

Postby maverick » Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:49 pm

HST= Wilderness Adventurer who knows no bounds, except for their own imagination.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org
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Re: Where do you blog?

Postby Hikin Mike » Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:51 pm

I'm using Wordpress, in fact I just recently (last week) converted my backpacking website to a Wordpress "framework".

To add..I'm using the self-hosted version of WP. I have my own domain and I installed WP (free). Lots of free themes to chose from as well as lots of neat plugins to help create photo galleries.
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Re: Where do you blog?

Postby rlown » Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:51 pm

thats a great tool as well. even the DFW uses it: http://californiaoutdoorsqas.com/
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Re: Where do you blog?

Postby schmalz » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:14 pm

I use wordpress. It's really easy to use if you don't want to customize much.
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Re: Where do you blog?

Postby Fly Guy Dave » Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:57 pm

I've used both blogger and wordpress and honestly, blogger is a lot more user friendly. I like computer programs and websites which are intuitive, and blogger is much better in this regard, in my opinion.
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Re: Where do you blog?

Postby windknot » Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:22 am

I use Wordpress and like it. Better than Blogspot, at least it was a few years ago when I switched over. Haven't tried Blogger.
A few backcountry fishing pictures: http://wanderswithtrout.wordpress.com/
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Re: Where do you blog?

Postby Bluewater » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:29 am

I've been using Blogger (Blogspot) for a few years and I like the ability to customize the format and the Google analytics that come with it.
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Re: Where do you blog?

Postby balzaccom » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:49 pm

We use a blog function on our website---part of the free google website programs.

WE like the whole google sites approach, with a few caveats:

1. It's a PITA to register a domain name outside of the googlessites url. IT can be done,we did it, but it was still a PITA.

2. There is no real way for readers to leave comments on googles sites. Google says there is....but there isn't
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check out our website: http://www.backpackthesierra.com/
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Re: Where do you blog?

Postby ndwoods » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:13 pm

I like both wordpress and blogger...they both have their pros and cons but are both fairly easy to use and free....:)
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