I like the customization, but I’m really not sold. I’m actually less sold than I was before checking it out. (WordPress.com’s more tempting, but lacks the same key feature.)
But it comes at the cost of LJ’s security and friends features, which I hold near and dear.
Thus far, I’ve seen no way to write a private or Friends-only post in Blogger. You either post something for the world to see, or you don’t. On the LJ, I can hide the personal stuff from unwelcome eyes and keep it to the friends and family, or some subset of friends or family.
Blogger might handle a family blog nicely… except that my top priority for a family site is to keep access to family members. If that’s not a concern, Blogger might serve you well. Though honestly, in many respects, WordPress.com is a better free service. Still no “just the family” posting though.
- hey dummy, go to sleep!