Testing, Testing, 1 – 2 – 3

For the first time in a long time I am farting around with different weblogging software and systems. I got myself a Xanga site, a TypePad page, even a Plone site. All this on top of the Radio Userland Salon blog that I never use. Hell, I even created a blogspot blog using blogger so I could check out the features they offered with that hosting service.

Why the flurry of signing up with all these different services? I’m evaluating options for a friend of mine and her family. They are leaving Guam next month and beginning an adventure. For the next two years they will be cruising around in a boat, working down the West Coast, through the Panama Canal and the Caribbean, up the East Coast, and finally into the Great Lakes. They really want a website to share their adventures, location, information and photos with friends and family. I agreed to help set them up with something easy to use. For what they want to do, I think going with a TypePad site is probably their best option. Of course, it is also one of the more expensive options, but hey – she’s a doctor and her husband is a banker. They can afford a few bucks a month for precious memories.