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v7.2 - moving along, a point increase at a time

Club Admiralty Blog

A blog about life in general, in as many languages as I can manage. Ενα ιστολόγιο περι ζωής, πολυγλωσσο - σε όσες γλωσσες εχω μεράκι να γράψω.

Do we need a website?

Here's an interesting thought. Back in the early days of the internet, when Joe Shmoe wanted to have an internet presence, he needed to code in HTML, get some web space and have his website hosted. As that average Joe, I created my site first with Geocities's site builder, then through HTML, and eventually through RapidWeaver.

Of course the question now is do we need to spend money on a hosting service? Blogs can be had freely through services like blogger, wordpress, and vox. Without much fuss you can share your photos for free on flickr, you can share your files for free on Box.net, and you can add your microblogging status on your blog's page through twitter.

Was there something else I didn't cover? Now granted, having a provider that gives me a free domain, wordpress, plus PHP/MySQL webspace for $180/3 years is a pretty good deal, but it just dawned on me that I could give it all up, pay $20/year for a domain, and have my wordpress blog be the "homepage" and links on the sidebar can contain the rest of my content. I guess it's easier than ever for the layman to express himself online these days.
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