I <3 WordPress

A few friends recently asked me, “how would you recommend that I start a blog?”  After 2.5 yrs of active use, I can proudly recommend WordPress.

Whether you are looking for a free service – WordPress.com – that’s incredibly easy to setup, or a self-hosted platform – WordPress.org – WordPress continues to grow in both reliability and usefulness.

The latest (self-hosted) release – WP 2.6 – makes this great software even better.  Check out some of the new features:

Whether you use Automattic‘s free service or host your own blog, WordPress offers almost endless possibilites, especially when you consider the wealth of free themes and plugins floating around the interwebs.