What started out as a great idea of creating a blog that I could write to and document thoughts and journeys has turned into a major headache over the last couple of months trying to keep this fun for me. The blog seems to be have become problematic in its functionality. Posts disappear when saved, the spell checker changes words on its own (and sometimes screws up the actual grammar), and formatting isn’t saving correctly as entered.
To top it all off, a program I was using on my iPhone and iPad to do mobile updating hasn’t worked in over a month. Some of these problems came from Apple’s iOS 5 upgrade, while parts of it comes from developers of the programs as well as Blogger itself. I think I can track most of it back to using a free blog service, and the apps on my mobile device that weren’t upgraded correctly.
I initially chose to put my blog on this site for a couple of reasons…it is free…and it was easier to set up than other blogging sites. You get what you pay for, I guess. Knowing that I did enjoy the functionality of updating and maintaining a blog when it worked has pushed me to dig in the wallet, and actually pay for a decent blog presence in a way I could control things better.
Time to upgrade, so I’ll be setting up the new site, with a lot more functionality than what is available here. Guess it gives me something to do this weekend anyways. It will be easier to navigate for both me and my readers, and will have more features for everybody.
Anyways, I’ll update here when its completed, and set up the auto-forwarding to the new site. The overall appearance should be close to the same, but I’ll be tinkering with the design a little more so be prepared for some additional changes after it’s going again. I think I’m going to like it much better, and I hope you do as well.
I’ll be in touch again soon…ride safe.