So I finally decided to take the plunge into the delirious and effervescent blogosphere after overcoming a serious inertia – the dreaded "writer's block". I coined the word exertia for the blog – standing for the opposite of inertia – a continuous state of change.
I wish to credit the people/groups who made this journey possible:
- Rajesh Jain's blog Emergic, of which I have been an avid reader.
- Several books which I referred to, especially one worthy of note: "We Blog: Publishing Online with Weblogs"
by Paul Bausch, Matthew Haughey, Meg Hourihan
- The enthusiastic team at WordPress for hosting such a wonderful free service. Keep it up (no pun intended)!
I evaluated various blogging services and short-listed two: Blogger and WordPress. Both of them had their own strong points but finally I tilted in favor of WordPress especially because of the categorization feature and the in-built stats. Of the two, I feel Blogger is good for beginners but WordPress really comes into its own with its feature-rich package. Here's a very interesting Blog software comparison chart which should help you in making up your mind.