Thursday, November 29, 2012

Fare thee well, Blogger!

 “The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.” -Friedrich Nietzsche

We'll start with the news for those who do not wish to read the rant about the news.  The news is that this blog is moving to:

It will be this exact same blog, just in a different location.  So, if you like and follow this blog, you will need to seek it out through the link.


Well, Google has capped the amount of photographs that one can upload onto their blog for free.  I have reached that limit and they want me to pay money for the privilege of enriching their content.  I doubt I need to elaborate on my level of willingness to submit to this desire of theirs.  I tried to delete some photos (note my missing userpic) to kick the can down the road, but nothing doing. 

Also, I am far too visual minded to entertain the idea of a blog without photographs.  Wordpress offers thrice the free photo uploading space that Blogger allows and seeing as it's taken me four years to reach this point on this blog, who knows?  Maybe I won't live long enough to fill this new one.  If I do, chances are that another free blog host will exist for me to hop to at that point.

I started this blog in 2009.  I can still remember the transition from Livejournal to Blogger.  It's a bit like moving out of a house that you built.  I feel that change can be a very good and healthy thing.  Certainly there are some things that have happened in the past four years that make the prospect of a fresh start (albeit not by my willing choice) attractive.  Of course, I will leave this blog up and intact so that students can continue to get caught plagiarizing. 

I am a little cheesed that I won't have all of the Harvard Classics posts available under one tag (I never imagined that this reading project would outlive this blog!)  The good news is they don't seem to have caught up to my daily creek photo blog yet. 

Well, there you go.  No use crying over free services lost, especially when you can just as easily start it up somewhere else.  I hope to see all of you over on the new blog.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Paul !

    Well this is news which has sent alarm-bells ringing for me too. Maybe it's your video-posts which have cranked up your rationed allocation so quickly.

    I will certainly continue to follow your blog and will add the link to your new blog to mine when it starts.