Shameless Self-Promotion

March 4, 2004 | 4 comments
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For those who are interested, I have started a new blog called Tutissima Cassis. The idea is that I will blog on law and politics over there, and religion over here. Enjoy!

4 Responses to Shameless Self-Promotion

  1. Russell Arben Fox on March 4, 2004 at 2:37 pm

    Nate, does it cost anything to go to Movable Type? When I looked into it a while ago, I got the impression that you had to have a subscription to a particular kind of server, but maybe I was wrong.

    I doubt I’d make the jump anyway, because the more options I’d have the more I’d feel obliged to play around with them, and I really don’t want to be sucked any further into blogging than I already am. Plus, the temptation to enable, and then get mixed up in, comments would be too great. I guess I might change my mind later on, but at this point, I think I prefer just throwing things out there, without any obligation to follow up.

  2. Nate Oman on March 4, 2004 at 2:44 pm

    MT is software that you download for free and then install on a website. You have to have a server to install it on, so that can cost money. Blogspot, as you know, is free. (But I dislike the blogger software.)

  3. Kaimi on March 4, 2004 at 2:52 pm

    Russell (and anyone else who is interested in this topic),

    MT is free.

    You do have to find a place to put it, though, since you don’t get blogspot’s free hosting.

    If you have access to server space for free (say, through your academic institution’s IT department — I believe most academics and students can get some amount of free space to host a blog that is even slightly academic-related) then all you have left to do is (1) get a domain name, and (2) set it up. MT isn’t a super-easy, straight-out-of-the-box type of program to set up, but it’s not all that hard either.

    Domain names will run you about $10 for a year.

    Note that if you can’t get free hosting with your school or using your ISP (such as Earthlink, which will typically give you about 10 megs of space), you’ll have to pay for someplace to host you — typically between $5 and $10 a month.

    Finally, there are a number of services that will set up an MT blog for you, for a fee. The most popular is typepad, http://www.typepad.com . I believe they charge something like $5 a month, and they do the hosting and set-up for you.

  4. BDemosthenes on March 5, 2004 at 2:25 pm