It’s not so much dissatisfaction with Blogger, which has served me pretty well for the last seven and a half years, but – oh go on, let’s face it, it’s overweening ambition. I wanted a .co.uk of my own. And I didn’t want to be dictated to any more, particularly in respect of comments. I think of you at all times, darlings – as I said a week or two ago, making people jump through unnecessary hoops to leave comments or being inundated with spam (and, of course, if you’ve subscribed to comments you’ll get them too, even if they’re not published) is a nuisance and Blogger doesn’t seem interested in solving the problem. But there, it’s a free service and I wonder how long Google will carry on supporting those of us who don’t put advertisements on their blog anyway.
Ro is kindly setting this up for me and we’re transferring all posts but we’re not entirely sure yet what will happen about photos and comments. I’ll leave the old blog in place anyway and I’ve downloaded it too because I hold it in very warm affection and would hate to lose it. Besides, it serves as my memory nowadays, I can check when things happened here at the Zeddary.
Expect a few cock-ups on the posting front while I’m getting used to it though. The first thing I’ve learnt is that pressing ‘return’ to start a new paragraph automatically gives a double space. So I don’t have to do it twice.
We’re using WordPress, by the way, but Ro assures me that all utterances of ‘Howdy’ have been expunged.