Soliloquy in an International Cloister

Watch your step as Brother Lawrence takes you inside the monastery walls of a five hundred year-old international order. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll wish you had ignored your hormones and joined the monastery.

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14 April 2006

Blogspot, you're on notice!

I am not an impulsive type. Before starting this blog, I researched various blog hosting sites. I had only one criteria—it had to be free. Beyond that, the best was good enough for me. PC Magazine, my unfailing source for all things computer related, gave Blogspot very high marks. Besides, it is owned by Google, current wunderkind of the technology world. 20six also looked good to me, but I was put off by the number of former 20-sixers who have jumped ship. I chose Blogspot.
Well, PC Magazine is no longer an unfailing source. I have been quite disappointed with Blogspot. It has no provision for categories so how am I to provide some order to my blog with interests that cover so vast a range of topics? (Don't worry, my eyes were downcast as I wrote that last line, indicating modesty.) If you post a GIF file to your site, Blogspot helpfully converts it into a JPEG. So much for transparent bits. This apparently began happening after a recent "upgrade". On top of it all, Blogspot can be horribly slow at times.
They're darn lucky that I'm too cheap to get my own domain!

4 Comments:

Anonymous heather said...

If you weren't too cheap to have your own domain then you could have a lot
of fun with domain names..

Don't mention the Old Testament
Don't mention the Inquisition

etc.

15 April, 2006 15:14  
Blogger Br. Lawrence said...

Don't mention the altar boys, is what you really wanted to write. Go on, admit it.

Once I get that PayPal button on my site, I'll probably be able to get my own domain on a super deluxe blog hosting site with all the bells and whistles. And a double mocha caramel soy latte from Starbucks.

15 April, 2006 16:13  
Anonymous heather said...

I think you'll find that the double mocha thingie cost more than my domain name, but don't tell anyone

15 April, 2006 17:04  
Blogger Melissa said...

Free + quality = Wordpress.com.

Enjoy.

No really, I jumped from Blogger to Wordpress and I can't imagine going back. There are categories, it's pretty, etc.

03 August, 2006 11:26  

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