OK, it is time to come out clean. For the past 2 months and more (76 days to be precise) I have been using Typepad on a free trial basis. The decision time is approaching soon and I have 3 options:
- Stop blogging altogether
- Pay a minimum of $9 per month and continue with Typepad
- Migrate to a free provider like Blogger.
Now, I loved the functionality, service features and the sheer user friendliness of Typepad. But, I noticed that in the past few weeks I have been increasingly tardy when it comes to publishing something. Blame it on work, blame it on laziness or whatever, but the fact is, I am not posting as regularly as I used to. Therefore, I do not want to pay more $100 to Typepad and then feel guilty about not posting regularly.
So, I tried migrating to Blogger. For some one who is as customer savvy as Google, it is disgusting that there is no way I can import posts into Blogger! Typepad allows you to export all posts into a file, but there is no way you can import them into Blogger! I have to do it one by one and then deal with all kind of editing, formatting hassles.
Man, this is frustrating; and I have no clue what I should do now. I am quite certain that I will not be paying Typepad. That leaves the other 2 alternatives I mentioned earlier...