Trouble in UserLand?

At the low end, Google/Blogger’s combination of ease of entry, low price (free), simplicity, brand, and distribution is unbeatable.

At the high end, Moveable Type’s combination of power, reliability, low price (free), and reputation is very strong. And Ben and Mena Trott seem to be positioning themselves for a breakout with MT Pro. If only it were less intimidating to install.

Radio UserLand increasingly occupies the troubled middle ground that marks strategic doom for most companies.

It seems to me that more and more of my must-read blogs are on MT. This week, the number-two Manila site moved to Moveable Type. Radio seems more and more like a kludge every day. I’d be very interested to know what the conversion rates are for these tools. I’d bet few are converting from MT to Radio or Blogger, but lots of people are going the other way.

I don’t mean to disparage Blogger, which I genuinely admire. On the other hand, using Radio made my head hurt.

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