I have visited some blogging sites like TypePad. I can understand why blogging is cool.
well its only like $4.95 a month. if you are non technical, you would have to figure out how to set up a website, find a hosting provider, install moveable type, bla bla. and it would probably cost more than $5/m. whether or not it is better than the free blog sites, i'm not sure.
Before the Internet, many people paid vanity presses to publish their writing. Blogs are the online version of the vanity press. Yes, you can blog "for free" (well, you have to pay your ISP or someone else to host your site unless you have your own server), but TypePad and other subscription products offer somewhat more user-friendly alternatives to free blogging software. So people who want to jump on the blogging bandwagon but aren't techincally inclined will be willing to part with money in order to be able to do it.
Why do I pay the kid down the street $25 to mow my lawn? I *could* do it myself, but it'd take longer, require more effort on my part, and the end result is no different either way.
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