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The website has been moved to for hosting. Sharp-eyed readers may have noticed this site had been on Tumblr the past few months.

Tumbr was great because it’s so easy to post updates, especially for mobile users. I had a difficult time deciding between WordPress and Tumblr. They are very different approaches to blogging — Tumblr is simple but limited; WordPress is more powerful, but with a little added complexity. Ultimately, the power of WordPress won me over (and it’s not really very difficult to use WordPress).

WordPress comes in two versions and that confuses some people — and The differences are explained in this link. is now hosted by, which is the more limited of the two WordPress versions. You can’t add your own plugins, widgets or themes. Only those provided by can be used. The advantage, is that WordPress engineers take care of keeping the software updated, secure, and running quickly. The last think I want to do, especially if I’m away on a long thru-hike, is worry about updating WordPress plugins from a ridgetop somewhere along the Pacific Crest Trail.

What is your favorite blogging platform?

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