Top Five Reasons Why I Dislike TypePad

I don’t like TypePad. I was there for about 6 months and my TypePad phases had been like:

Happy -> Curious -> Confused -> Irritated -> Seriously Annoyed

I was happy because I was able to export my entire Vox blog. But then I wished Vox had tied up with WordPress. Or even Blogger – I don’t care. So, here are my top five reasons why TypePad sucks:

 

1) Celebrity Bloggerdom. TypePad is for blogger celebrities. Period. If you’re not a blogebrity, you have no reason to be here. Unless and until your previous host offered to export your entire blog and you took up that offer without even reading up on your new host.

2) It feels too much like a restricted area, even when you’re living inside it. There is an exhaustive list of blogs and no way to search for the topics you might want to read up on apart from those few. And that exhaustive list is comprised of, you know it, blogebrities.

3) The free formats deserve to be abandoned in a forest. On a different continent. Far, far, faaaar away. If you want good formats, you need to get on TypePad Pro, for which you need to cough up anywhere from $9 to $30 per month. My Vox used to give me kickass formats and my blog looked a.m.a.z.i.n.g. Cost – $0.

4) Maybe this was just inherent to Vox, but there was an interactive platform in the shape of ‘Question of the Day’ and ‘Photo of the Day’. And the main page was also glorious for bloggers to interact on various topics. TypePad, I’m sorry, but Vox was just too good.

5) TypePad is to Vox what Batman and Robin is to The Dark Knight. ‘Nuff said.

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