Blogosphere Update: Why I switched to Wordpress

This switch is mostly about protecting our livelihoods as creative people. Today I went public with my new blog site. Please add this new address as my blogging site:

It was made by our friends at liveBooks and as usual, they did a spectacular job. I really love how it mirrors my website with the basic design elements so that it's more obviously linked to my main website.

My number one reason for switching from google's Blogspot to Wordpress is that google claims ownership to your blog content. There is something fundamentally wrong with this, and I've been meaning to make the switch for a couple years but just never got around to it. Blogspot has a lot of excellent features, but so does Wordpress, and the latter is not heavy-handed with any claims of owning your content. I made a point to copyright all of my written materials on Blogger, and especially any images. Hey, we're artists, right? We need to protect our livelihoods along the way.

Blogspot was really great and I liked just about all of their features, including being able to customize templates and generally set up the page with how you want it to work.

At any rate, please add this new link!



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