Is blogging software a commodity?

You know the saying, concentrate on your core business
and leverage commodity software wherever possible. Well 2007 is almost here,
and it is probably time to stop maintaining my own blog software when there are so
many easy to use services available. The first one I am trying is Google’s Blogger,
about 10 minutes of effort produced this:

Time saved from the NAS v’s File Server prompted me to this. In 1999 I had my own
home brew TV PC which required enormous amount ‘nursing’. Just ripping a CD took 8
hours in 1999! Then came better capture software like Virtual Dub and home brew scheduling
software, then Snapstream, the PVR250 capture card, the set-top boxes (my 6412 was
too buggy/complex) and finally we have media easily available on the internet – take
video podcasts for example. Each step reduced the time required for the geek hobby
as it progressively became mainstream. Blogging is now mainstream enough that 99.9%
of us should be able to live with a commodity engine. It has to be said that .Text
and the DasBlog have served me well – my flat cap (a Yorkshire thing) is tipped to
all involved.

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