There’s nothing worse than contributing to the WordPress.com support forums and not being able to edit your contribution. The WordPress.org support forums allows a short window of time to go back and clean up a mistake or add something meaningful that you forgot the first time.
There was a time where I was running a self-hosted blog on schulte.mn, but I found that I just didn’t write enough to continue to pay for hosting.
As I mentioned before, I used to have the schulte.mn domain running a WordPress installation. My hosting company, TextDrive, moved me over to Joyent and then back again to a TextDrive after some sort of rebirth. I admit that I didn’t keep up with all gory details regarding my hosting. I think the second incarnation of TextDrive slipped off quietly into the night and along with it, my old posts and site. I wasn’t super invested in my old content. C’est la vie! I had to look that up. I did try to jump back into the fray with Linode a few years later, but even then, it was more than I needed for a simple blog. I’m sure their services are great — it just wasn’t a good fit for me.
Eventually, I just started to redirect schulte.mn over to Twitter. Twitter is something I actually use and it seemed like a logical move on my part.
I got back in the blogging game on May 7th with WordPress.com and decided just the other day to reestablish schulte.mn again. WordPress.com makes it so simple to map a domain. Seriously. $13/year is all that it will cost me for the service. Very reasonable. Did I mention easy? It was!
The worst part of the whole process is waiting for the DNS propagation to complete. The changes eventually completed in less than 24 hours but it seemed like an eternity when everything else went so smoothly.
Not only can I say, I’m back, but schulte.mn is back, too.
After a long absence of not having a blog, I’ve returned. There was a time where I was running a self-hosted blog on schulte.mn, but I found that I just didn’t write enough to continue to pay for hosting. I thoroughly enjoyed playing with WordPress nightlies and having the ability to install whatever plugin or theme I wanted. If I want to break things again, I’ll just do it on localhost and be done with it. It’s probably for the better anyway. No more worrying about having my blog not working or displaying correctly. No more will I pay for hosting and not actually use it. I won’t worry about posting. I’ll just post when I want.
My entire, small history of the old blog is long gone. I won’t miss it much. Sure there are few posts that I wouldn’t mind seeing again but I’ll just start with the clean slate and move forward.
Here we go!