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Haunted by Words

Sometimes we are unaware of what we have written.

Our words always become ghosts to us and they haunt us in the quiet moments if we are not cogent of their power to harm when we create meaning by solidifying thoughts into form and placing words against each other for context.

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Great Things About TypePad

I’ve had this WordPunk blog active on TypePad for a week now and I’ve made clear the things that concern me as a writer as I try to decide if buying into TypePad hosting is really worth $300.00 USD a year.

Sure, I could pay $90.00 USD a year for domain-mapped blogging on TypePad, but if you’re going to pay, why go small?

I have six more days to decide.

So here — in the air of being fair and delightful — are some things that TypePad does really well:

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Teasing WordPunk on TypePad

Thank you for reading post and helping me tease WordPunk.com on TypePad.

I would appreciate if you’d bang around here a bit and see if you find anything broken or if you there’s something missing that should be added.

THANKS!

More Thoughts on TypePad

I am curious to discover how the new MT4 update will affect TypePad, if at all.  Do we get new features before MT or does the process trickle down in reverse?

WordPress.com is the testbed for standalone WordPress so if you’re blogging on the Dot Com version you get to see and experience new features first in an ongoing basis.

TypePad vs. WordPress vs. Blogger Review

This is my second day on TypePad — I’m here to check out how for-pay TypePad compares with free WordPress.com and free Blogger blog hosting.

TypePad feels more like Blogger than WordPress.

The backend administrative interface for TypePad is feminine and designed to appeal to 13-year-old girls. WordPress’ backend is masculine and meaty. Blogger’s backend is industrial and unfriendly.

I do not like how TypePad and Blogger handle images. I have my own server. I want to store my images offsite and I don’t want to dig into HTML to code my image insertions.

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