I have been creating website integrated blogs for a few months now for clients and was wondering if anyone else does this and has some advice on any other software or services aside from the Google owner blogger that I could use?
The Google owned Blogger is just really slow and we are looking for an alternative.
Movable Type or Wordpress are the two leaders in the open-source blogging CMS.
I can't comment on Movable Type because I didn't try it... I installed it and failed to make it run because - I am not so sure, may be Bill could confirm - it uses Perl?
So I have played with Wordpress for a month... Wordpress is nice, but I may say it is very slow (especially the admin section). It seems that the newer version is faster because more AJAX has been implemented. The downsides of using Wordpress are that: A/ You must have a good level in PHP to be able to go deep into plugins and Wordpress code/script. B/ There is a new version every month or two months... And some old good plugins may fail with the new version, this is why you need to be a PHP Guru. C/ Too slow and too many global variables. Some of my pages will run 111 SQL queries returning large arrays of global variables. I hate this!