I've been with Livejournal for over 18 months now, and the strain is beginning to tell.
There are just too many ads. I didn't mind one or two ads in the right margin, even if they were Quit Smoking ads. But a few months ago they started whole page ads that had to be clicked off. And a week or two back they started a new ad, which appears along the bottom of the page, over the text, and I've found that one even more annoying. It was getting to be too much.
It's almost as if they want to drive people away.
In addition, commenters have been complaining about the captchas they have to fill in, and other difficulties.
So I've begun investigating moving. But where? I don't really like blogspot, because somehow or other all blogs seem to end up looking the same. So I thought I'd try wordpress, because it seemed to have a good reputation. WUWT uses the free version, I believe. It seems to be pretty plain and simple. And it doesn't seem to have any ads. Commenting is pretty straightforward. So I thought I'd give it a whirl.
And so I've now got myself an account at http://cfrankdavis.wordpress.com/
There's already an automatic post there. So anyone who's interested is welcome to try commenting there, and say what they think.
Comments from other bloggers about Wordpress and other platforms are welcome.
For the moment, I'll carry on posting here, while trying to figure out what features Wordpress offers, and how easy it is to edit the page appearance and stuff. It may be that there's some awful problem I don't know about.
If it all looks good, I'll quit LiveJournal and post on Wordpress instead. I won't delete this blog or anything stupid like that. I'm not sure if you can copy one blog to another. Probably not.
Banging on about the Smoking Ban
- Moving to Wordpress, Maybe