Leaving Blogger

It has finally come to this.

After more than eight years, I have decided to dump Blogger and migrate PatHawks.com somewhere else.

In some ways, this has been a long time coming. I haven’t considered Blogger to be the best blogging platform for many years, but there was one reason that I stuck it out.

Blogger was owned by Google, and Google is stable.

With the announcement this month that Google will be killing Google Reader (in just a few months !!), I can no longer trust Google to keep any services running over the long term.1

I liked the feeling that, even if I go broke or loose interest or die, Google will keep my blog running just the way it is, forever. Blogger is (was?) fairly unique in this aspect.

So, here we are.

While Google is killing of things that I love, I realize that I cannot trust anybody with my precious blog.

So, I have taken matters into my own hands.

A couple nice advantages will come from this transition, even though they were not among my primary reasons for making the switch.

  1. Of course, this was only the final nail in that coffin. I have been doubting Google’s long game for years.  

  2. That said, Posthaven definitely intrigues me. I will be keeping an eye on you, Posthaven :)  

  3. Which, of course, is where you are likely reading this post.  

  4. +1 For never needing to use the term “Blogger blog” again  


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