12 thoughts on “27/12/2018, 20:21

  1. @vasta that’s right – but technically neither is my wordpress site hosted in some servers in Chicago – or wherever they are kept.

    In fact compared to that scenario arguably I would say blot is closer to self hosting than WordPress.

    If Dropbox closes tonight … all my content is in my Dropbox in my Mac, no exception – if my hosting provider closes tonight I will have everything on my Mac up to the last time I synched it with mars edit.

    Of course if blot itself disappeared / I would need to work hard on a replacement way to show those files on a web site.

    But get what you are saying.

    Importance to me are actual posts but links of actual posts will break if David goes away …. don’t do that @blot

  2. @JohnPhilpin Blot may be closer to self-hosted than WordPress, but this is not a small concern:

    Of course if blot itself disappeared / I would need to work hard on a replacement way to show those files on a web site.

    There are a number of ways to backup a WordPress site. Springing for Jetpack Personal is worth it, just for the backups that you can migrate to another WordPress site on any one of a number of hosts.

    That’s not to say that Blot is a bad idea, but it’s worth considering these possibilities.

  3. @pauljacobson Paul, yes thankyou.

    I understand … I think I am trying to ask ourselves what do we want people to be responsible for and how do we make it easy for them.

    And by people I mean people in general. The ‘poets’ as @Dave calls them. How do we lower THEIR barrier to entry, flatten the learning curve so to speak.

    These people want to get their words, pictures, music, movies … onto a site quickly and simply – I think backups come later in their thinking …

    Of course I have zero data to back that up …. just a gut feeling and watching specific cases.

    Re WordPress …..

    Personally, I have a bad habit of putting up blogs all the time .. including WordPress .. and I run an Australian based service called WPMUDEV which handles a lot of things for me including backups.

  4. @JohnPhilpin

    These people want to get their words, pictures, music, movies … onto a site quickly and simply – I think backups come later in their thinking …

    Sure, although I think Jane/Joe Poet will still find a blog on a service like WordPress.com/Wix/Squarespace will be more convenient, once they get past the initial learning curve for the platform.

  5. @JohnPhilpin Planning on keeping Blot running as long as I am able. I’ve made sure that I can scale the infrastructure down as well as up, for what it’s worth. All signs are good, though. And it would be easy to put together a script to convert Blot’s JSON export file (available on the account page) into a WordPress XML file. I should do that one of these days…

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