In the hotly contested blogging market, it is always refreshing to see a new competitor on the market. Sparkpod recently completed development of and launched its new blog system and has been getting very favourable reviews, according to company spokesman Scott (no last name) who contacted the Blog Herald asking for promotion for the service.
The site, based on Apple’s WebObjects Application Server allows users to write entries within the pages itself and includes archiving, links, picture posting, comments, RSS feeds. The service has a 60 day free trial, then charges $24.99 USD for the year.
Having reviewed the service and read other blog reviews in regards to the service, we can say that the service has received positive commentary, however it is concerning that there is no information on the site as to who is running the service. The Blog Heralds investigation into the domain name showed that there was no name on the whois record either, itself arguably a breach of domain registration guidelines. There are just a few too many questions left unanswered with this service, and whilst wishing Sparkpod well we suggest to the people behind the service to let us know more about them, because bloggers deserve to know who they are dealing with before handing over their money.