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In search of balance

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When we went to set up this travel blog, Anne and I discussed whether we wanted to host the blog ourselves at our own domain, or use a "pre-packaged" travel blog solution. At the time, we already had a personal blog running (albeit with very little traffic or content), and I thought that I didn't want to spend the time to manage and maintain another blog. After doing some research into travel blogs, I selected Travellerspoint as the best balance of functionality and look. We also figured that we could link into the other capabilities of the site (travel guide, forums, etc.).

While I'm still a fan of Travellerspoint, I'm back to the decision point of whether to host our own site. Dreamhost (our hosting provider) now makes it very easy to set up new blogs, and the flexibility that solution offers us might be enough to make the switch. I believe that I can make it reasonably transparent to the subscribers that we have (auto-subscribe them to the new blog), and that will also give me the ability to do more with the site (better analytics, more content, etc.).

I figure if we make the change now, it's better than waiting until closer to the trip (so we can get the initial pain out of the way, and get the kinks worked out). Interested in any suggestions / recommendations for how to proceed... Otherwise, I'm going to work on migrating posts to the new site, and getting that up and ready to launch. More info to come!

Posted by noahv 15:44 Tagged technology

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