Six Apart TypePad.com is a paid blogging service, so it's not surprising that it offers more features than, which is free. That's not to say that TypePad.com is expensive. TypePad Basic service, for one individual, starts at a reasonable $4.95 per month, while TypePad Pro service, allowing multiple authors, costs $14.95 per month. If you're ready for serious yet easy blogging, it doesn't get much better than Six Apart TypePad.
TypePad's setup is easy and quick. To create a new account, simply choose a username and password, then add your billing information. Next, you'll need to decide how you want your blog to look and pick from nine layouts and six styles. Finally, you must choose whether you want your blog to be public (anyone can read it), private (only you can read it), or password protected (anyone who has the password can read it). That's it.