Well, after a week of trying to get an invite, i finally got one. Now that i have it, i have had the chance to compare it to a few other blogs.
First up, Blogsome. Blogsome uses WP also, and is free. Boasting 24 themes and simple HTML usage, Blogsome is a great blog for anyone interested. However, it does, to my knowledge, have ads (Google, damn ye!). Though the ads are not very distracting. Overall, not a bad service, had i not gotten my WP blog, i would have considered using it.
Next is edublogs. This to is based on WP, and has the same features and functionality as both WP and Blogsome. edublogs is also completely free! Which is why i was using it prior to my WP invite. edublog doesnt feature the dashboard on top of your blogs page, you have to log in to get that. Other then that, its a great blog as well.
Now for WordPress. Its a great, free, blog with many features, and though it is early in its form, boats a very bright future ahead of itself. There are however, a few things i would like to see. One such thing would be the addition of ‘more’ tags (). The ‘more’ tag basically shortens an otherwise long post. Simply add the tag, and everythingtyped below it will be viewable by clicking on the ‘more’ link that will display the rest of the post. Another thing is that i would like to see a few more themes. If we cant install our own, at least let us have more to choose from. Currently there are only 8 (!) themse to choose from. Aside from these two issues, there are a few smaller items that i would like to see added, a spell checker and similiar conviences. One last thing, i would like to see a blog stats type of feature. So, i can check to see how many people have visited my blog. Perhaps what OS and browser they were on?
For now, i have nothing but thanks for the guys that started WordPress and made it free to users. As a college student, money is tight and its a rare find seeing a site that offers free AND good service. So, here’s to the future of WordPress.