Choosing a blog technology

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Goal:  A blog on my domain with my own website’s chrome.  Blogging technology (database, editing tools) and a presentation layer that will look just like by website.  Like an iFrame within


Blogging has become one easy thing to do.  The number of services that will take your text, and for free post it to their own URL are too many to track.

But what about adding blog functionality to your business website? makes that possible; HOWEVER, it comes at the price of administrative overhead.  And the site admin has to integrate social connectors, metrics, tracking, etc. etc. manually.  That’s a lot of overhead.

Which leads one to the path of hosted blog services which range from $12.50 – $20/mo.  Not too bad considering charges similar prices for their mid-tier service (dubbed Premium) at $99 plus $13 if you bring your own domain.

The hitch to  No HTML.  Blogs MUST use one of’s preordained templates.  For that $99, one can modify the CSS – colors and shapes.

So the adventure begins as we search for a template (called Themes) that can be modified with CSS and integrated into

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