Monday, December 18, 2006

On Leaving My Own Hosting...

I have had, and been paying for, domain hosting for quite a while now. That hosting has been used to host this blog, with plans for so much more that I was going to do with it.

It hasn't worked out that way. I have my blog, but nothing else has worked out.

I spend all day staring at a computer screen, mainly developing and designing web applications, and by the time I get home I don't want to do any more of that. In fact, even during my breaks at work I get up and walk away from the computer as much as possible. So I didn't get much time to work on my own site.

So, the only thing I use my hosting for is this blog.

I used the space for transferring large files form one place to another, but now I have a 2GB USB drive that I use instead.

Further, looking at my site, on my own hosting, does nothing but remind me of all the things I "should" be doing with it. Working on the template, the CSS, etc. and I get so wrapped up in that I don't post as much as I'd like.

Therefore, I have decided to give up hosting my own domain and to use the free hosting that Blog*Spot provides. This will save my some money, which will be put towards something else. But more than that, it should allow me to let go of the thoughts about what I "should" be doing, and let me just take the time to post. {Although I'll probably spend time tweaking one of the standard templates.}

My hosting is already paid for the next couple of weeks so I will not be rushing the move, but it will be happening before the end of the month.

I'll make sure the current URL {} forwards to the new URL.


  1. I don't mind the new template, but the forwarding leaves something to be desired. Glad I found you. ;)

  2. There was a problem with the hange in the DNS entries when I went from hosting to forwarding. It screwed up my email for a few days as well.

    Things, including the forwarding, should be working fine now.

  3. Looks good to me. Merry Christmas, Happy Yule . . . I'll call you sometime in the new year to catch up. :)