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Pleasant surprise

My first website was on blogger, somewhere around 2001. Eventually I moved on the self-hosting and Wordpress and a number of interesting web apps. For a while I didn't need a website at all so I shut all that down and stuck to social media for sharing my work.

Now that the type of work I do has changed, I've been trying to figure out the best "website thing" solution for me. For about a year I simply ran a Wordpress install on a host again, but got super tired of all the extra security steps that are required because it's such a popular platform. Also hosted Wordpress wants you to pay a year at a time for a sub and I just can't do that.

So I'm back on blogger, and it's actually been pretty pleasant so far. I might go so far as to say the platform as it is now is a bit under-rated. It also doesn't hurt that they let you map a custom domain for free, and my domain registrar had a handy preset of settings I could apply in order to map it.

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