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wormholeMy photo blog has been deleted. Blogger gives you 90 days to change your mind (oh the irony) in case I can’t go through with it. But for now at least, and probably for good, it is gone. There were too many holes with no idea what went in them. I might as well just start over. And if I’m going to do that, I might as well do it on fliker or such. Not like I had words on the blog. Blog, fliker, who cares, right?

I don’t know the fate of the kid’s blogs. I might see if I can just somehow incorporate them into mine, when I move mine. Or I might go ahead and delete them. Ironically, only TK’s has holes, but he’s the one who will miss his the most since he actually knows about it, updates it, and reads it. Luke won’t know or care. I still have some things to figure out in regards to these blogs. They do have sentimental value, whereas my photo blog did not, so this isn’t as simple as saying whatever and deleting.

This blog is getting moved. I don’t know where. I don’t know when. I don’t know how. It will still have the address. I pay for that outside of Google. I own it. It’s mine. So while maybe the site will be down for a bit in the transfer, it won’t be down for good and it won’t have an address change so all bookmarks would carry over, I’d hope. A few ways this could go down:

  1. I win that contest. It pays for the blog design and a year of hosting as the prize. After the year is up I pay for hosting. Which, wouldn’t be too bad since I’d have a year’s advance notice. And I am willing to invest some into this blog.
  2. If I don’t win, I wait until I can come up with roughly 600$ and pay for a design through the same girl, and hosting. (Blogger hosts for free, wordpress does not.) That is the option I probably won’t be going with. I can’t reasonably afford that for a blog that isn’t exactly generating any income.
  3. Again, if I don’t win I go ahead and make the switch to wordpress asap and pay the hosting out of pocket (35$ a year is the best found thus far) and use a free generic template that I download online. This is the most practical of the last two options, but now that I’ve been tempted with the professional design that is made just for me and my domain, it is the saddest of the three. But better than the non-existent 4th option of just sticking with blogger.

This ISN’T just me being pissed with Google. I’ve been toying with moving this blog anyway. Blogger is nice but it is limiting. There are things I want to be able to do that I simply can’t in my blogger home. And so it’s time to move on. Just, before today it wasn’t going to happen unless I won that contest. After today, it’s just a matter of time.

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