I really dislike typepad

Written by Mark Van Steenwyk : May 17, 2006

I don’t like typepad.  It has served me well, but it costs money, but doesn’t function nearly as well as WordPress.  I am notorious for changing my typepad design almost every month.  It is just that I don’t like any of the pre-built typepad themes and I get sick of them so damn fast.  Wordpress is infinitely customizeable.  And while I could do some of my own customization in Typepad, it is nothing compared to the general ease at which I can tweak WordPress–and I get much more savory results.  For example, look at Missio Dei’s website, which I built using WordPress.  It is so clean, yet stylish.  I want to do the same thing for this blog, but if I migrate this blog, I’d probably want to switch my other Typepad blogs (like the Pub Gathering, and Twin Cities Emergent Cohort) but I lack the gumption to make such a move.  I wish all of my blogs, including Missio Dei looked professional…and I wish that my blog,, and the Pub Gathering site had a similar look and feel.  But I lack the skills to take things to the next level.

In my lamentation over blog suckiness, I have decided to make this blog very minimalistic until I can make it look good. 

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4 Responses to “I really dislike typepad”

  1. JVD on May 17th, 2006 3:09 pm

    Mark -

    Come to vox for free, typepad friendly -

  2. thomas aka Headphonaught on May 17th, 2006 5:19 pm

    Could be worse… you could be using blogger…

    Loving the content - that’s what matters, bro


  3. Dave C on May 18th, 2006 10:00 pm

    Powerblogs, Dude. P O W E R B L O G S

  4. Jeff on May 21st, 2006 8:41 pm

    What the hell? I thought you were too busy to post? And this is what you decide to post about? Geez!

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