Woo, first post in a while… how many blog updates start with that. There’s a reason… read on and trust me.
So last time I updated this blog I was just starting an exciting new project to review all the Spider-Man issues, I was reviewing games, posts were regular, life was good. Then I stopped and all content died for about a month, the blog looks all different, and all the pictures are gone now.
Blame my web hosting. Basically I found out my web hosting was coming up for renewal, and I just couldn’t budget for a third year with the same host. If you’ve never paid web hosting before, they all follow the same format, the first year is ridiculously cheap and then it gets progressively more expensive with each passing year. The rely on the fact that most people don’t feel confident enough to move from one host to another once the site is set up to avoid people shopping around. Truth is, if I could afford it, I’d have stuck too but I just couldn’t. It was move, or kill the site.
With that in mind, as soon as I knew I was moving the hosting I pretty much dropped updates because I had no guarantee I could actually move all the content over, (this was all new for me) and it’s hard to really put in good work when you might be torching the whole place in a week or two.
As you can see, the blog is still here. Pictures are done, but the written content is all still alive and well, and updates are coming soon. I still need to tweak the settings and get the place looking nice but we have a safe home for the next 12 months here. When the 12 months is up, we might be moving again, but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to in.
This whole thing has raised the usual questions about if I should even have a blog or not when most of the work I do these days is video production on Youtube or seen through Facebook, but I still like having a place to put my written thoughts down. I’d like to get back to using this place regularly, and now Christmas is over I’m going to try make that happen.
I’m paid up for another year, Blogosphere. Let’s hope we have a bright future ahead.