Another year, another blog reset.
This time, it wasn't because of Russian hackers who added a ton of PHP code to redirect my pages and get me blacklisted from Google (temporarily). My dreamhost account was expiring and I had to make a decision about whether or not to renew. There are some excellent alternatives to self-hosting and that reduces my security worries so I can strictly focus on content.
It was a toss-up between blogger and wordpress.org. In the end, blogger won because it allowed me to freely use my own domain name. I reset this site over 10 days ago and dragged my feet on writing my first post. That was enough time for Google to discover the new empty site and wipe it from its search results. Google continually tweaks its search engine algorithm which can have unintended consequences as this NYTimes article suggests. I remember having a mostly empty static web page in the mid-2000s that still managed to stay on Google's search results.
I'll be taking a new direction with this blog. I'll be blogging about more IT related topics and use my Google+ account to post my photos and sketches.