I have been playing around with couple of blog platforms for some days, Blogger, WordPress, Livejournal & Vox etc. Because of the complication of using WordPress.org, domain & webhosting and all and overall cost involved, I made up my mind. Finally I have booked a domain for myself : www.knowliz.com. I will be moving all my blogs to this address and kind of reduce some burden of maintaining different blogs containing almost same content i.e. Technology related whether it is Ubuntu, linux, Computers, Microsoft, Office, Vista, Web 2.0, Open Source, Blogging or anything related to computer and electronics.
It is hard to say because I kind of liked wordpress.com as well and it was really a tough decision to make between Blogger and WordPress. But following are couple of concerns I found while using wordpress.com :
- I was not completely free to use and modify my blog the way I wanted, but I could do that with Blogger.
- I was not able to use ads or anything containing iframes and scripts…really felt bad about it. It limits lot of possibilities for me.
- I can’t modify the default templates available to further customize it for my purpose.
- It was kind of forcing everyone to switch to wordpress.org if they wanted any customization and wanted to tweek a little bit here and there….
- In my personal opinion, if wordpress.com is free then let it be free like blogger, please don’t limit the possibilities.
- I was not able to write the paid reviews which might have helped me to host my blog going forward.
- I added one recommendation on this blog to use Ubuntu and some non-profit links in the sidebar, they were removed. Sorry about it….I hate wordpress.com about this.
Though there were some good things about wordpress.com, it was really easy to set up, yet as long as someone tries to force the things on me, I feel bad. And when there are other options available elsewhere it was very hard to be loyal with wordpress. I had to take this decision
But that is my personal opinion and kind of constrain right now not to invest too much on web hosting and domain, so I am merging this blog with my own domain on www.knowliz.com.
See you all guys there on that page. Knowliz.com will have everything you got on this blog related to Ubuntu and open source community as well as other technology updates. I am sure you will really like it there.
So, don’t wait any longer, click on any of the links provided in this post and subscribe to the feed.
Thank you wordpress.com, but this is not the place I thought will be the best place to set up my blog on.
Edit: I just noticed that the Ubuntu recommendation links are back. Thanks for that.