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Monday, 8 February 2010

Blogger to end FTP service

Yesterday(January 28th 2010) I recieved and email from Google\Blogger stating they are ending the FTP service. The migration must take place by March 22nd. Not a lot of time in my opinion but I am just a simple blogger. I am currently looking at the different options:

1. Leave this blog where it is and start over again. (Not desirable I have been using this blog since 2005, first hosted at blogger, then migrated to UW, then custom domain becuase of trafic levels.)
2. Migrate to Blogger hosting and hope for the best.
3. Migrate to Wordpress and stay hosted but lose all my link backs, page url's and search rankings.
4. As of yet undertrmined.

I spent a lot of time over the last 5 years changing the look and feel of this blog. Getting it just the way I wanted. Hacked the layout to get three columns custom images and more. I will with a few exceptions stop posting new content here until I figure this out. I am playing in both blogger and wordpress to see if I can get a design and feel I like. But for now all is on hold!

Steven

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