This blog is three today.
Back in 2007, when I started the blog, I wasn’t entirely convinced I’d be able to keep it going. I have had a variety of web presences over the years since 1998 when I dragged my arse up to Bradford to Get Educated but none have ever lasted this kind of time. At its peak the site was pulling in four figure visit numbers per day, even these days with me posting rather less it still pulls in a few hundred a day and I’m sure it could be pulled up a bit again.
But I’m not going to.
It’s been a good run but I’m finding the restraints of the wordpress.com platform – fab though it is – a little too much now. I’d like to have more opportunity to hack around my own analytics (helps with the day job); run the odd affiliate link to publications carrying either my content or that of my friends; include richer widgets and generally do what I want. It gives me more room to play.
I’m hoping as many of you as possible will come with me over to the new site:
My new blog, the imaginatively entitled Flotsam: The Other Side of the River Vol. 2, can be found at http://www.neilbeynon.com.
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NB – This site will remain live for the foreseeable future.