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Start Your Own Blog Network or Community with Blogs.mu

Posted By Darren Rowse 12th of May 2009 Blog Networks, Featured Posts 0 Comments

blogs.mu.pngIf you’ve ever dreamed of running your own blog network but have been put off by the idea of setting it up and managing it you you’re not alone. As someone who has co-founded blog networks I understand the challenges.

It is for that reason that I’m really excited about a brand new service that has just launched – Blogs.mu.

Blogs.mu is essentially your own blog network in a box. It allows you to set up your own WordPress.com type community using the powerful WordPress Multi User platform – this opens up many possibilities both for existing and new bloggers.

There’s a lot to be said about Blogs.mu so I’ll let you peruse their site to learn whether it fits with your needs but a few highlights include:

  • Let your readers start blogs or just limit it to starting your own on sub domains
  • Run advertising on it
  • Using it on your own domain
  • Lots of Themes built in
  • Plugins pre installed
  • Import previous blogs into Blogs.mu
  • Support forums

The service is free with loads of features but you get extra capabilities and unlock some of the above features (and others) by becoming a Blogs.mu supporter. Support packs start out at $9 a month for a 10 blog pack.

Blogs.mu has been developed by Inscub – a team with a heap of experience using WordPress MU who have helped set up and run some massive WPMU blog networks. I’ll have an interview with James Farmer from Inscub later today to talk more about Blogs.mu – but in the mean time it might be well worth your time to sign up and reserve your Blogs.mu community name and preferred url before someone else does.

About Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
  1. This will make things much easier now to start a network of blogs. WordPress does lay it out nicely to get things done with a blog.

  2. I don’t really see what the advantages of Blogs.mu are over WordPress.com. I thought WordPress.com is using the mu version as well, right?

  3. Now, blogs.mu is considerably more DIY than wordpress, it seems like. I will be keeping what Problogger has to say about blogging in mind, though.

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