Rebirth of the Blog

I’ve been putting this off long enough.

I should start blogging again, but:

  • I need to move my blog back to my own domain
  • I need a better style for the blog
  • I need a better defined purpose for the blog
  • I need something to talk about

So it’s time to do something about it. I have moved the blog back to my own server. This should give me the flexibility to do what I want. WordPress.com is a great free service, but they put a lot of limits on what you are able to do. Example: they restrict the types of content you can embed. YouTube: yes, TileStack.com no. That is a big problem for me.

As for the rest of my reasons, I haven’t made any headway there, but I shouldn’t let that stop me. In theory, the content is the reason to visit the site, not the appearance. I can tweak and refine the style of the blog over time, as I continue to blog. I guess that means I’m under construction.

Under Construction

In any case, I’m going to try to post here on a more frequent basis. Some posts will be quick thoughts. Things that catch my eye. Others may be longer, more thought out. (I wouldn’t expect too many of those.) Some may be blatantly promotional for TileStack.com. (You should sign up for TileStack.com)

Welcome to the New (temporary) Location

Ok, let me just say that iicinternet.com hosting sucks.  They offered an impressive package that looked good on paper, but the service and general quality of the hosting was very lacking.  While I decide where to host next, I’ll be pointing my domain to this free WordPress blog.  I’d also like to mention that godaddy.com rocks!  You can’t beat their prices and the services that you get for free are exceptional.  My plans for the site was to redesign it using the WordPress engine anyway, so I figured I’d let them host it for free as well. I’m losing some flexibility here, but when I can combine this with the host of other free online services available, I should be able to handle this just fine.

Note: You should be able to post comments without logging in. If you are interested in posting stories to the main page (like the old site), you will need a free wordpress.com login. Once you have that, just send me the email address you registered with, and I’ll add you as an author.