Friday, January 03, 2003

Okay, since Grant and Tina already started the Xanga vs. Blogspot debate, I'll go ahead and explain my decision. The biggest single factor in choosing against Xanga was the fact that you can't leave comments if you're not a member. That's ridiculous. I registered so I could comment on my friends' pages, but I refuse to let that particular marketing tactic work. Also, a great many of the people who read my blog would not register just to leave comments. Also, as far as I can tell, Xanga is limited in the format of the blog, and even who you can link to (again, only other members). With Blogspot, everything is completely customizable, just the way it should be. You can get right in there and muck around with the HTML all you want. In fact, it seemed to me that the only thing Xanga had going for it was the built in commenting system, but now that I've added on my own comments here, that doesn't matter. I also like the pop-up comments better anyway. There may have been some other factors involved in the decision, but that's what I remember right now. Overall, I just felt that Blogspot fit better into the spirit of the whole blogging thing. Xanga members can feel free to rave about their site or point out the error of my ways.

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