I'd rather be sailing
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The state of s/v/ Pelican
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Zanshin - We use blogger for our blog. It allows us post via the web, or to post via e-mails (including pictures), which is great from places where the Internet is iffy. We can also include pre-made "widgets" which allow us to put the information from our SPOT tracker up easily. We bought a domain - svpelican.com - and use it at the blogging site. We also use FeedBurner (www.feedburner.com
) to allow people to subscribe to our blog via e-mail. There is a lot of additional functionality - RSS feeds, comments, etc. that's all built in. I'm a techie and could easily install my own blogging software (I installed wordpress on one of my personal servers to play with), but I figured that I wanted a highly stable and powerful system, and a platform that someone else managed, for our blogsite while cruising. By the way - no knowledge of HTML or website development is required, but you can modify the templates (like I added a third column to mine) if you do know what you're doing.
s/v "Pelican" Passport 40 #076- Finished Cruising - for the moment -
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