A new service has launched which offers bloggers (and aspiring blog network builders) the opportunity to run their own branded WordPress MU-powered cluster of blogs.
Offering both free and paid options, the Blogs.mu concept is simple: allow anyone to set up blogs quickly and simply without having to worry about web hosting, server configuration or installation.
Signing up for the free version gives you unlimited blogs hosted as subdirectories under the yourname.blogs.mu domain. Each is limited to 10MB of space and has limited customisation options. It’s also ad-supported.
Paying as little as US$9 per month gets you “supporter” status and opens up more options, including a wide variety of plugins, 4GB of space per blog, the ability to turn off ads or replace them with ones that earn the publisher (rather than blogs.mu) money, and the option to run from the publisher’s own domain or subdomain (requires access to the CNAME or A records in order to point them at the blogs.mu servers).
Darren Rowse has posted a short interview with Blogs.mu founder James Farmer.