It can be a difficult decision to switch from some of the web based solutions that are offered by major industry players such as blogger et al. However, there is a major advantage to running your own blog software.. customization.
No hosted solution can offer you the flexibility of simply getting your own cheap (or free) web host and creating your own blog.
Some of the major players in this industry are: WordPress, B2Evolution and ExpressionEngine but there are plenty of other lesser known but just as solid solutions available as well. Browse our list here to see the full choice (there are likely more, we simply haven't found them yet.. )
Let's run over some of the main features most common when people are looking for a blog solution.
Now that we've covered the basics (and I'm sure there is more.. this is just designed to be a starting point)… we will now look at some of the major CMS platforms available and what they have to offer.
There are plenty of other platforms out there as well, I couldn't possibly cover them all in one article.
You'll want to explore the choices available and find out which one suits what you need. The only way to truly do so is to try them out. Most of the sites offer demos which you can try. You will also find future reviews here on this site as well.