Earlier, I made a reference to comments and whether or not they would make the transition and join my posts in this new universe called WordPress. Turns out my fears were unfounded, and in the founding is a short lesson. If you use a full featured blogging package, like I did with Typepad , your comments function is built in and is very robust.
With that power came a monthly fee.
When it came time to start a second blog, I opted for a free platform (name not mentioned here). Anticipating a flood of comments, I installed a 3rd party comments package. It is the 3rd party package that did not make the crossing. It is of little import since the paucity of comments is too embarassing to discuss in detail.
Although WordPress is free, it comes with much more functionality than the unnamed platform (although I still have to embed links in HTML by myself).
Lesson: Do your homework before establishing a blog, and carefully study the platform of choice. Remember that free often means “less power” and plan accordingly.