Andrew Still in the House

One of my resolutions for 2011 is to review the ridiculously large number of blogs I have, and to decide what to do with each of them. I’ll use the tag toomanyblogs for posts related to this exercise. This is the first such post.

This blog goes first because I just got an email from a fellow Andrew who would like andrew.wordpress.com. I just replied with no: a polite no, I hope, but still a no. I haven’t posted here since 2008, and each of the last few posts has been a little trial of some feature or other.

But andrew is my name, and I’m glad to have been early enough into wordpress.com to get andrew.wordpress.com. And I like some of the early content. For example, in 2005, I described wordpress.com as a “gateway drug” to self-hosted WordPress. I remarked that the way out should be well signposted. One commenter saw an implication with which he disagreed.

A ‘fee’ on exporting your blog account to somewhere else? Isn’t that too far fetched?

Six years later, Automattic announced guided transfers, at $99 a time.

So, although I have too many blogs, I’m keeping this one.