As someone who runs multiple blogs, one of the most annoying aspects of my work is having to log into various sites when writing. That means I have to keep track of multiple lists of published and unpublished posts and be online if I want to get something ready for publication. Sure, I could use a text editing application and just write the stuff there, then transfer it over, but then I’m dealing with a bunch of little files, editing issues (particularly regarding links and images), formatting issues… It’s a mess. Being a visual person, this is not only annoying, but completely detrimental to productivity.
With that in mind, I figured it was time to find out about blogging software. I did some research, grabbed a bunch of packages I found and reviewed them. During the tests, here’s what I was looking for:
- Ease of use/Design
- The ability to write while off-line (then again, this one’s a given)
- The ability to upload pictures
- If my blog’s backend can do it, this should be able to as well.
- The ability to edit uploaded posts.
- Code produced must be clean enough to be easily readable/editable.
While this comparison review won’t focus strictly on these criteria (because most of them satisfy it to some extent), they’ll serve the primary determinant factor in what I end up using. Of course, every one of the software packages I tried had its own distinctive features outside of this, and while I’m not necessarily looking for these extras, I’ll be looking at them for the sake of the review.
This review includes the following applications:
Of course, if you just want to go ahead and skip to the conclusion, by all means do so.