WordPress.com has been hosting free blogs for more than 2 years now. With their sheer development effort and bringing the best features out to the users, I think they have already taken over the blogging scene.
They aren’t the largest blogging network yet. But they seem to understand the cutting edge of this technology and its going to only a span of few years for them to snatch the best content management tool award from Movable Type. Blogger ? Those guys are now history.
When Google took over Blogger, we were all certainly excited but nothing big has happened since then. Its a pity that they don’t even have a tool to import content from other blogging softwares. And people have been asking about this since 2004. I’m not sure why Google hasn’t been concentrating on Blogger as much as it has done to its Feed Reader.
WordPress.com started offering free uploads upto 3GB per account from this week. But that isn’t the big news. Check out WP site to see the blogging community that they are building. Even Tamil WP Bloggers are a strong community there. Just when Blogger.com is filled with spam blogs, I think these WP blogging communities are going to be WP’s lifeline in the days to come.
From WP blog –
Today, one of those developments comes to fruition — everyone’s free upload space has been increased 60x from 50mb to 3,000mb. To get the same amount of space at our nearest competitor, Typepad, you’d pay at least $300 a year. Blogger only gives you 1GB. We’re doing the same thing for free.
Our hope is that much in the same way Gmail transformed the way people think about email, we’ll give people the freedom to blog rich media without having to worry about how many kilobytes are left in their upload space.