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Anonymous Blog 17 June, 2005

Posted by monopod in Blogging.

I have decided to export my blog to an alternative provider so I can blog in the shroud of anonymity. Does anyone have any hints or tips to make the transfer go smoothly? And has anyone used Greymatter or WordPress?

Edited to add: Or free blog hosts like Livejournal, Blogger or 20six )?



1. Max Hammond - 17 June, 2005

WordPress is fine – easy to use and sensible.

Been messin’ with the man too much then? πŸ™‚

2. monopod - 17 June, 2005

Eh? I’ll blame being brain-dead from work this week, but you lost me there πŸ˜›

The truth is, there was something I really wanted to blog about but I figured it might be a bad idea because I might get into trouble with the thought police somewhere else in the world. And that’s all I should say before I anonymise myself…

3. bev - 18 June, 2005

hi nat use live journal, then u can have a private mode, a “friends only” mode (but for the friends only they have to be livejournal users and added to your friends list). I like live journal.

4. Michelle - 23 June, 2005

If you’re fond of your categories (and who wouldn’t be fond of categories which include those such as Peabrain and Plant Death?) Livejournal won’t support that sort of complexity. I don’t think Blogger will either. Not sure about Greymatter and have never heard of 20six.

I use Movable Type and like it, but I’ve heard good things about WordPress – it will probably have a bit of a learning curve and require a little technical tinkering though.

5. monopod - 23 June, 2005

Bev, you’re biased because you’re on Livejournal πŸ˜‰

Mich, thanks for that – very helpful πŸ™‚ I’ve just had a look at Movable Type and it does look interesting, but I’m not really prepared to pay for software – not at this stage of blogging, anyway.

I think the only thing stopping me going for WordPress is the fact that I don’t currently have webspace (hence asking about free blog hosts). I think I’m going to investigate Blogger and WordPress a little further first (to be honest so many of my entries are still in the ‘General’ category I might be persuaded to relinquish my peabrain and plant death options :O)

6. Michelle - 26 June, 2005

Movable Type is free! You only have to pay if you want fairly advanced functionality eg. if you want to run more than 3 blogs on the same account with multiple users.

And surely you’d need your own webspace for WordPress as well?

7. monopod - 26 June, 2005

Eh, I clearly didn’t look closely enough at Movable Type! Will go have another nosey πŸ™‚

And yes, I’d need webspace for WordPress (I think I mentioned that in my previous comment?) – I’m going to investigate my options in the summer πŸ™‚

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