– Blogs for Sailors

SailBlogs.comSailBlogs is a blog hosting service catering to, you guessed it, sailors and sea lovers. It’s essentially, Blogger for the sailing set.

Minimal to no coding knowledge is needed— HTML isn’t even required—while you’re sailing the high seas, that’s the last thing you need to worry about. SailBlogs offers a super easy web interface for editing, posting and deleting entries. Users can include photos, create post-dated entries and create categories for each post. Comments are enabled. For those who want more features, SailBlogs offers Premium memberships at around $3 a month; included in the package are custom templates, a personal photo gallery, 100 MB storage, RSS feeds, and zero ads. For $4.16 a month users can update and send posts via email, and they can include video footage. Users may also create slideshows. SailBlogs also offers automated mapping capabilities with Google Earth integration for around $8 a month. In Their Own Words

“Have an adventure to share? Rebuilding a boat? Want to keep in touch with family and friends back home? An on-line journal from SailBlogs can keep you connected!
SailBlogs is the leading provider of blogging and map tracking solutions for the sailing community. From weekend sailors to ocean racers and cruisers, SailBlogs provides members with web-based journals (blogs), photo and video galleries and map tracking for their adventures.
Basic accounts are FREE and easy to start.”

Why It Might Be A Killer

SailBlogs offers a niche specific online journal packed with useful features. Remote posting, mapping and positioning, and uploading via satellite phone, are just a handful of features that make SailBlogs ideal for sailors.

Some Questions About

Why would users pay for a blog, when they could easily sent one up for free? Does SailBlogs even offer enough extra features to lure in sailors? Will they add some sort of GPS tracking service?