said 10 months, 1 week ago:
When Joomla 2.5 was initially released, I spent a good amount of time researching Joomla-compatible blog extensions. Early on, there simply were none and I really needed to have a blog in place not only on my own website but on some of my client’s sites. So, where I need to have Joomla, I also now install WordPress along side it on the same host and this has worked for me ever since. WordPress is in its own directory, usually /blog/. I just create my templates in both Joomla and WordPress so they match and the user never needs to know that they are looking at my site on both Joomla and WordPress.
That said, I now typically create new sites entirely in WordPress and skip Joomla altogether.
During my research I may have looked at EasyBlog as I remember the name, but I don’t think that I actually tested it so I can’t help you there. I’d just really recommend installing WordPress right from the get go.