You would rather host your own site. The trick to find the web building program that is good for you navigate.
There are tons of hosting companies, most companies cost $100 a year with a free domain name. With the company I choose, it is unlimited space.
I am guessing you're not using a Mac?
Clearly, I have two dedicated servers and two full time techies who work for me. I do not use a Mac and have not plans on learn a Mac.
Thanks Andy Graham of HoboTraveler.com
I just made the switch to Wordpress as a platform for my self-hosted site, and I am very pleased. There are countless plug-ins to customize the site, and tags and such are standard. Good luck!
Yes, Wordpress is a good system, we are thinking about migrating the Blog over to this system. I believe we will make a photo of the day Blog on Wordpress, and when we understand the Wordpress system and know we can hack it, we will move over the main HoboTraveler.com Travel Blog.
Can we migrate a Blogger.com system over to Wordpress?
I truly am glad I never went for the Blogspot option, this truly is a bad choice. My pages are static, hosted on my domain, and can be moved.
Yes, you can easily migrate Blogger (and Blogspot) to Wordpress without much ado. I did so myself - from Blogspot no less - and I am far from being god's gift to html and all things internet! May the force be with you! (smiles)
Good to hear the migration was easy enough, I am not looking forward to this but I have no choice. A year ago I started the II part of the Travel Blog because the old system refused to publish. We are trying to update to the new template now and it will not publish, it is a mess, the older version is scrambled.
My only fault was I started using the labels of Blogger.com