We're in the process of setting up a blog on another community (not on our site) and we want to add a blog to our current site. It's a real estate site focusing on apartments in gainesville, you can see the site here: http://www.trimarkproperties.com/ . We originally planned on just creating a blog freehand (ie: designing a web page that looked like a blog without a content management system) but since then, we've planned out who/how the blog will be updated, and the person who will be doing most of the writing isn't very technical. So now, we want to add a Blog to our website that has it's own content management system (something like Blogger or Wordpress etc).
Unfortuantely, I'm not sure how to do that. We've never actually added an exterior content management system to our site (we have a dynamic site but we run our own database and CMS system that we've developed, to control pricing and availability).
ActiveRain seems like a great place to ask these questions:
A) Do you have a blog on your site that you set up yourself (ie- did not give to an IT or web consultant to set up)?
B) Which system (Wordpress, Blogger, Eblogger, MovableType) are you using? Do you wish you had used another? Why?
C) How did you actually go about setting up the CMS to integrate into your own website?
D) Any recommendations about blogging on your own site vs blogging on a 3rd party site?
Thanks everyone for the help! Please link to anything that would be helpful for me to read!