We’ve reached the end of era, of sorts, and are moving into a new one as of today.
We started this blog in January 2008, in a world largely free of Twitter and Facebook, and after 4 years and 10 months, 393 posts, 591 comments, 30,195 spam comments (thank you, Akismet!), and most importantly, 113,742 visitors, we are moving our blog to a self-hosted site.
We have several reasons for the move, but chief among them is to provide an advertisement-free space for you (or, in the spirit of full and fair disclosure, to control the ads displayed, although we have no plans for advertising as it stands today). There are other, technical reasons, but we thought we should limit this conversation to something you care about: you.
Presumably, you might care a little about being able to access the content on this blog in the future. We sure care about that. We thought about migrating the content here to the new location, but at the end of the day, we decided to leave it here, and start fresh there. Again, there are lots of reasons for this approach, but there were a few biggies. First, it seemed like a lot of work ;-). Perhaps more importantly, we’ve learned a lot in 5 years. We’ve increased the number of ways we communicate with people. And we felt that a fresh start offers the opportunity to use the blog more effectively in conjunction with all the new social media tools.
We hope to see you at the new blog: http://www.muddydogcoffee.com/blog