We were looking to use Moodle as a blogging platform for a specific project, and tested various configurations of the standard Moodle Blog, and this OU Blog plugin. You can see the results of this implementation on our group blogging site: http://elearningblog.moodlebites.com
The key factors that resulted in us settling on the OU Blog were:
- It's possible to allow any visitor to the site to leave a comment - just like a WordPress, Blogger, or similar site. And the fact that Comments have to be approved by the person who made the post (which comes through via email) means no spam - just awesome!
- The Blg can be setup in such a way that all the entries by different users appear as one single blog - which means readers can see the contributions of all in one place
Overall we're really pleased with this module, and the functionality it's given us to run a professional blogging site using Moodle