Saturday, November 5, 2011

Who Says You Can't Go Home Again..?

(migrated from my Tripod blog on 11/05/2011)

Pulled the plug.

I'm tired of fighting with Tripod's blog engine, so I've moved the whole she-bang back to my "old" blog on Blogger.

Please update your RSS feeders, links and blogrolls.




My blog's relationship with Tripod is not unlike the lives of some of my friends.

They lived under their parents' roof until they spread their wings and flew away.  Sometimes things got a little too difficult, or perhaps they were lonely, and they ended up moving back home.

Eventually, they found the environment safe and familiar, but ultimately stifling and lacking in real freedom... so they left home again, usually for good.

And that's how I feel about Tripod's blog engine.  I liked the familiarity with Tripod and the fact I could have everything under one roof, but Blogger offered me a real chance to take things to the next level, so to speak.  So I spread my tiny wings and flew away...

... only to return a few years later.  I'd planned to bring everything back under one roof, but found the lack of features in Tripod's blog engine (specifically embedding objects and mail-to-blog) unforgivably stifling and restrictive.
I tried their other website building options, which promised point-and-click building of websites, but I didn't find them satisfactory.  So this morning, I decided to pack my bag(gage) up and head on back to Blogger.

The blog will probably remain there for good... unless I finally install Wordpress on my 1993-vintage Sparcstation IPX and sign up for co-location somewhere.