Once again, gathered all my writings and photos, boxed them up, and moved everything to another blogging platform. This year’s destination: Google’s Blogger.
The reason I move this site around so much is that I like to try and keep tabs on as many different technologies as possible. When it comes to blogging, there are a lot of options (such as Blogger, LiveJournal, Posterous, Tumblr, and WordPress.com). As I run three different personal web sites, I figured it’d be smart to branch out to different platforms so I can learn as many as possible.
Google’s offering isn’t as powerful and robust as other systems. The reason I moved my personal site to Blogger is that I already
sold my soul to live in a Google world. My email is Gmail. My calendar is Google Calendar. My file storage is Google Docs. My pictures are Picasa Web Albums. My videos are YouTube. It only makes sense that my blog also live in the Googleverse. As all of my life is on Google, sharing anything from other Google properties on a blog post is rather easy.
My personal site is just one place. I still have two other sites. Since InternalServer.net is all about projects, I’ll continue to use a self-hosted WordPress site for that. As for WYSIWYG media, I’m not sure what to do with that. I’m not sure a consumer-orientated platform will work for that. I’ll have to think about that for a bit.
So, will I continue to move this site around in the future? Probably. If there’s another consumer platform to work, I’ll probably want to jump on it.
(P.S. Posting notes on Facebook isn’t blogging.) 😛