Welcome Back to Blogger!

Hey again–

Funny how this happens: As you can see from the previous post, back on January 1 of this year, I was hell-bent on moving from blogger to Movable Type. Here I am now, just over seven months later, and I’m back. Why, you might ask? Well, I guess three reasons:

* Spam, Spam, Spam! Even with MT-Blacklist, I was spending anywhere between 15 minutes to a half-hour every time I went to my blog just to get rid of all the junk that was showing up on my blog. I never had these problems with blogger. I’m using a different commenting scheme with HaloScan, and for all I know, I’ll have similar spam problems. But I doubt it.

* I got annoyed with MT (like everyone else). I don’t think anyone was pleased about the update and pricing scheme for the new Movable Type– not that that would have had any real effect on me since I don’t run a whole bunch of different blogs or anything like that. But it occurred to me that if this was the direction that MT was moving, it seemed likely to me that I’d ultimately be left behind since I didn’t want to pay for the software.

* Blogger has gotten better. It is WAY more reliable than it was even six months ago, it has a much better look than it used to have, and it has better templates than it used to have. Plus the new blogger has a spell-check command, something that I could have used with MT several times.

* I’m migrating to stevendkrause.com anyway… Like I said before, I want to decrease my use of my school server space (which runs on my office computer) and increase my use of this server space. For one thing, I’m paying for this. For another, I will be “on the market” for at least a year. This doesn’t mean I’m automatically going to be leaving EMU– far from it– but it’d be nice to be able to have a bit of stability in terms of a web site for a while.

So, we’ll see how it goes…

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