Thank you all for your comments and emails regarding yesterday’s post! This is exactly why I *don’t* want to call it quits or move to super-secure but extremely-lame LJ – I really, really appreciate the support and community I’ve found through blogging, and I don’t want to change that.
So I’m going to just toss a couple ideas out there. I’m wrestling with two problems right now: (a) complete and total blog ennui, and (b) the need for more security. Were it not for (a), I’d solve (b) by hosting my own blog. Or moving back to Typepad. But the cheapskate shoe lover in me does the math and says “Hey! That’s a hundred bucks a year! I could buy these Keens with that!” and that’s the end of that idea. Then the web geek in me says “Consider it an investment toward your education. Think of all the stuff you could learn by hosting your own!” and the idea starts sounding pretty good.
I’m going to let my inner cheapskate and inner web geek battle it out for a while. I’m also going to toy with the idea of solely using Flickr as my blog. Or I may just try to get over the whole scraped-by-a-pr0n-splog thing, stay right here, and not worry that my posts are infrequent and, to me anyway, pretty boring.
In the meantime, I’d welcome your thoughts on the whole hosting-your-own thing, if you have experience with that.