I debated for a few days on whether to opt for a paid blog extension and am very glad I did! The features within EasyBlog cover every aspect I was looking for and many more besides!
The social network integration works like a charm, and the responsive design of the extension is essential for my site and those I develop on behalf of others.
The added bonus of a subscription discount through my existing use of the JoomlaShine templates pack was the icing on the cake!
The SEO facilities are also excellent and will be of major benefit!