I think I'm going to be moving my blog. I've been thinking about it for a little while, and I'm almost ready to pull the trigger. I've set a new blog up, and I'll start posting over there and see how it goes. I figured it was about time to register my own domain. I've been blogging under the title "A Shepherd's Story" for about a year and a half, and I think it works. I had to make a decision about one 's' or two. I went with one. shepherdstory.com
During this same time I have been using Typepad, which is a paid service. And if I wanted to use my own domain name (web address) on Typepad I would have to pay an extra $4 a month. I thought about moving to WordPress, which is free—unless you want to map a domain name. For some time, I have been tempted to try blogging with iWeb, Apple's web site software that is a part of the iLife suite. Creating posts here on Typepad means going on to the web site and using a web interface to design my posts. I've played with a few desktop applications for blogging, but never found one that was worth paying for. iWeb is on the computer, I already have it, and it makes it really easy to incorporate pictures and other media that I already have on the computer. The other thing that makes it attractive is that I have been using iWeb to maintain Trinity's web site and I'm finding it actually quite good. Much better than it used to be.
iWeb doesn't have all the features that I've been used to with Typepad, or Blogger before that. On the other hand, some things are so much simpler and more elegant when done in iWeb. So I'm going to give it a shot. I'm hosting the site on MobileMe, a subscription that I already have and am not making full use of. It was a very simple process to map shepherdstory.com to my MobileMe site.
I'd like your input on the new site. You can leave comments at the new blog or email me. I'm going to try to move the email subscription over to the new site. So if you subscribe to this by email, you might not have to re-subscribe. If you read this in a newsreader, I'm going to try to move my feed to the new one.
Here's the new link: