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Welcome to the new permanent home of How to Blog, now proudly powered by WordPress

Well, it’s official! I’ve finally gone ahead and done what I’ve been wanting to do for ages now — I ported “How to Blog” from TypePad to WordPress and it now resides happily at Please update all of your bookmarks and feed subscriptions to reflect the new location! I’m very excited to have the […]

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Starting a new blog? Get your own domain name! Do NOT use a subdomain of,, (etc)

So, you want to start a new blog. Maybe you don’t have much experience with blogging, so you don’t think it’s that big of a deal which platform you choose or whether you get your own domain name. Well think again. Don’t fall trap to the disaster that I landed myself in, where I started […]

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More complaints about TypePad’s TrackBack system’s handling of spam – cannot ban by IP address

In my continuing rant on TypePad’s horrifically poor system for managing comment and trackback spam, I wanted to post the following complaint: Why is it that we are unable to ban trackbacks based on a specific IP address the same way we can with comments? Why is it that when viewing trackbacks through the TypePad […]

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Comparison of WordPress and TypePad by someone who has used both extensively for over a year

I am feeling really frustrated right now – like I’m stuck in limbo with a conundrum on my hands. Why? Because I’ve grown to love WordPress so much so that I really prefer it over TypePad, for an increasing number of reasons. (Please note that in this review, when I refer to WordPress, I’m talking […]

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