“the simplest and most powerful service for publishing full featured weblogs and photo albums.”
Hey, who am I to argue that? Having been part of their beta test process, I myself would now subscribe to their reasonably priced service if I wasn’t such a Perl-headed geek.
That said, I can see where many a youth minister doesn’t want to become an expert in regular expressions and/or the finer points of recursion versus iteration.
I can also see where many a youth or music minster also doesn’t want to maintain a full-blown church web site, yet has a need to communicate to those involved with their ministry on a frequent basis.
Add to this a need to post photographs of events, and to allow those laypersons in leadership positions to contribute compelling content and you can see where a nice weblog can serve as a flexible and convenient means to get their message out online.
To me, TypePad is a resonably priced solution that fits these needs, without the fits and starts one gets from a variety of ‘free‘ blogging services.
Moreover, the pricing structure is such that you can upgrade your package to buy into feature such as scheduled posting, email blogging as well as maintain multiple blogs.
If you’re not pleased with some of the “weight” some of these “comprehensive church content management services” are offering, then why not give TypePad a look?