In the past two years, I've been away from this humble BlogSpot(TM) blog, experimenting with a move towards a WordPress(TM) platform. But I just couldn't get the hang of it. I had used WordPress for more disciplined writing on other sites (but that just made personal blogging feel more like a chore than self-expression), but I could never figure out how to set up the plugins that gave it all the bells and whistles on my own. And worst of all, my readership was not just the intermittent trickle it is here (hello, all 4 followers I've retained over the years!) but nonexistent. For better or worse, my claim to Internet fame remains on this blog.
I began to need a change from my change of pace. Something without the customizable fussiness of WordPress, something more like the "type in a box and press Publish" simplicity of the interface that got me posting online in the first place.
Something that plenty of the bloggers I enjoy reading still use for personal musings and community to this day.
So here I am... again.
Update: aaaand the very first promise I make when returning to blogging, I fail to keep. That's why I try to avoid making promises about personal blogging...