Starting a Food Blog in Food Media & Arts Posted March 19, 2008 And I'm using Typepad for my food blog, and am very happy with it so far. I also use LiveJournal for more personal journalling, but somehow I find it more suited to on-line community-building than blogging at the world in general. In fact the same company owns LiveJournal and Typepad, and it seems like that company does position those two blogging products that way (LiveJournal for friends informally hanging out and sharing, Typepad for more formal, even business-y, public blogging.)Blogging websites do tend to have a bunch of premade formats you can pick up and customize in various ways, plus tools to help you do that with (hopefully) a minimum of technical knowledge. Some blog sites (like Typepad) charge a monthly fee; some (like LiveJournal) have a free basic option, plus more bells-and-whistles options that cost a monthly fee. Your best bet is to try a couple out--Typepad, for one, offers a two-week free trial period in which you can give it a spin.