Probably going to be rearranging my web hosting and blogging very soon. It's time. For years I've used Yahoo web hosting and blogged on LJ and sort of tenuously linked the two. But both of these are in pretty sorry shape.
Web hosting: I signed onto Yahoo web hosting in 2002. It was cheap and easy. I built a crappy site. Then I took most of it down. But the basic thing is still there, for some reason. I'd like to keep it, and maybe I'll even do something interesting with it someday. But for now, it costs $5 or so more a month than hosts that provide you much better features.
Blogging: I love LJ but (1) nearly everyone that I used to enjoy reading has abandoned it and (2) there are some ongoing issues with it and Bloglines, so it's hard to follow LJs and (3) you have to think it's going to go away at some point, right? I mean, I hope not. But I don't know that it's got a hugely strong user base any more, at least not in the U.S. Twitter has the same interconnected thing going for it and requires a fraction of the energy, so it's sucked away a lot of people. If (when) I switch to wordpress or something, it's really going to lack the spark that LJ had when everyone was using it.
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