Anyone who has read this blog has seen that the post count is down severely lately. There is a reason for that. I ran into roadblocks using the edublogs platform. I ran out of space very quickly for uploads, and I could no longer use LiveWriter to upload my blog postings.
Granted, all of those features would come back or be enlarged if I paid them the monthly fee. And edublogs is a good platform worthy of paying for. Really, I almost paid it.
But then I thought about what I wanted to do in 2010. It involved much more uploading of files, some video perhaps, and more. The 5 gigs you get when you pay for edublogs would end up used again. Leaving me in the same position in a year or two.
Instead, I paid for my own webspace, hosted on hostmonster.com and constructed my own webpage for all my classes, linked my google calendar and profile to it, and created a subdomain blog.mrwaddell.com. All for $5.95 per month for the next 3 years. That can’t be beat. Unlimited bandwidth, storage, and subdomains for the flat fee.
Hooray! I have my own website now! Head on over to mrwaddell.net and check it out! It is a work in progress, and will be updated weekly for the next few months.
Also, I have a new wordpress blog, blog.mrwaddell.net. I am working on getting RSS set up, and I am transferring all of the posts on this blog to that blog.
Come join me in my new digs!