I need a cunning plan

I was clearing out my junk email today (most of the junk I get is work related – hundreds of the bloody things every day) when I spotted a couple of emails from Blogger support. That’s fairly odd so I took a look at what it was about.

“For that reason, we are announcing today that we will no longer support FTP publishing in Blogger after March 26, 2010. We realize that this will not necessarily be welcome news for some users, and we are committed to making the transition as seamless as possible.”

Bugger.

Having just paid for another years worth of hosting at my current web host, I’d rather not up sticks and move. I’m also not sure I can host the blog directly with the web host either – not without paying more to upgrade my service at least. I’ve read a few reviews of UK2.net as well and although I’ve never had any problems with them, others say the customer support is pretty bad so I’m not feeling much confidence in getting help there.

So what to do? I guess I’m not to worried about losing my blog, I can back it up directly on blogger or just copy all the files on the web host side. I’m also blogging less so a bit of a gap would not be a huge issue. And maybe it is time to change hosting services – I’ve thought about it but it’s always just been far easier clicking the renew button. Maybe it’s just a good opportunity to change the whole website around a bit…?

Seems I have 6 weeks or so to decide.

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