After six years of hosting my own domain and moving around, switching things...I have decided to downsize. It's just not worth the cost anymore. My domain went from 35.00 a year to 200.00. Used to be I wanted my own domain to act as a ftp site for files. Now days I have the cloud so I don't need it anymore. Well, not for 200.00 a year!
I promise, this is my last move for awhile. I'm just going to stick with blogger. It was where I started out back in 2002 and it's not gone anyplace. I will just have to learn it and be happy with it.
As far as the downsizing goes....I'm getting rid of ALOT of my online "presence". I've been bouncing between windows/google/IOS for a few years now and I'm just tired. Too much..it's overload. I read an article by Paul Thurrott . While he was discussing phones and texting...it hit home to me in other ways.
To me the internet is not new, nor are computers or cell phones. I remember my grandparents having a phone in their car..it was hardwired and you could only call the mobile operator who would make your call for you. Yes, I have had an electronic tether ALL MY LIFE! I had a computer when I was 12..which was back when only 1 in maybe 100 households had one. I can't remember a time when there was not a computer keyboard under my fingers. I was on the internet...before it was the internet. I was a geek back when it was "girls aren't geeks".
I've come full circle, I don't care about the latest craze. I have played enough..that I'm settling on google as my mainstream. I love chrome. I love gmail. I will learn to love blogger. I will learn to love google+. I love my little twitter account with very few followers. The people that follow me.. I actually talk to. My facebook rarely gets used, but I'm working on that.
I've been downsizing my household goods and now my online presence. I blame ALL this on the mayans and that 2012 crap.