And the Rest of the Team, Too
So, the team is complete -- at least the team that will work together in spring training. Everyone's in camp now -- well, at least I haven't heard of anyone missing yet. In just over a week, games will be back on the radio, and my XM will be cranked up ready to go. I may not get Niehaus, yet, but at least it'll be baseball. Sort of, anyway...
I've got a decision to make, though. Every time I open Blogger to post here, I get the message that my new Blogger is ready. See, I'm sorta with Citizen K in that I'm not exactly a huge Google fan. It's been nice being able to host this place for free and to mostly be able to do what I need. About a year ago, though, I was moving forward with building my own blogging application. I haven't touched it for several months, though, and the web hosting is due for renewal. Here's a peek at the Mariners Morsels site I was working on -- nothing special, certainly, and the blog isn't anywhere near presentable. I've hosted several pictures and other links on other blogs there -- I've got other web hosting, obviously, so finding space isn't a problem.
I need to decide the fate of the Morsels. While I love having a place to write about whatever I want, I'm finding that I'm wanting to write less and less about baseball. I have several options that aren't necessarily mutually-exclusive, so I need some help deciding what to do. Certainly the other authors around here need to be a very big part of that decision, too. Here's what I'm pondering:
1) Cancel the hosting for marinersmorsels.com and abandon my efforts to build my own blog. Use other hosting to upload pictures and other stuff to -- and recognize that there may be broken links in the other blogs.
2) Migrate to the New Blogger. I'm pretty sure everyone except Citizen K has a Gmail account, so it shouldn't be too big of a deal to do that. It's kind of a pain, though, from what I've heard, and I really don't like the thought of losing comments or threads.
3) Move to WordPress or some other free blog software. Again, sort of a pain, and I'm not sure about comments.
4) Just give up writing a blog all together. I'd hate to shut down the HQ of the Free George Sherrill unofficial campaign, and there are a few guys who I see myself campaigning for in the near future. I'd also hate to not have a place to write whatever I want. Certainly the LookoutLanding diaries aren't restrictive, but I like having a place of my own...
So, there. Those are my current thoughts. Again, marc, Corco, CK -- I'd especially like your thoughts. Of course, I probably should've discussed this via e-mail with you guys first, but I'm OK with asking our web mateys, too.