I have blogged here about Java and tech support issues since September 2004. Initially, the blog was anonymous as people were worried about negative repercussions from their workplace. Eventually, Sun and IBM and BEA (who I worked for at the time) saw the benefits and I have gone public.
After a year or so of blogging, I realised that I want to blog about more than just Java. Unfortunately Blogspot did not support the categories and I did not want to pollute JavaBlogs syndicator (where I am a member) with irrelevant content.
So I switched to the hosted WordPress account for my other topics some months back. And boy! was it nicer. Google is trying to catch up now, but it is too late for me.
The free WordPress account had one major disadvantage though: it had limited customization of the layout and plugins, something the original Blogspot provided for.
So, as part of the New Year resolutions, I have decided to consolidated the blogs into the new one at the personal domain. I have moved entries from both blog there, but not without some lost comments. Hopefully, I will figure out how to get them across eventually.
I will still be a member of the JavaBlogs, since the new installation (also a Wordpress) allows to syndicate on the category level, rather than the full blog level.
Happy New Year and I will see you at the new blog.
BlogicBlogger Over and Out