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Blogger Is Closing Down FTP service… So what… I’ve got WP

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It seems blogger.com is closing down it’s FTP service. Good thing I already transferred my site to WordPress before hand.

My blogging life has been quite the roamer. It seems I like my individuality. My road started with LiveJournal.com. One day I opened my LiveJournal account to find it blocked by the firewall of our school. Some people used to put their nude pictures on their LiveJournal so it was banned.  I got angry at this. Thus I transferred everything to Blogger.com. But guess what! Turkey blocked Blogger for about four to five months this got me mad. So what I did was make Blogger.com send the info to my FTP host. I even bought a domain for this host. A little coding and voila! My was site was back up and running. However this got me thinking. What if Blogger was totally banned? What would I do than? Hence I started looking for blogging scripts and that is how I met WordPress. I must say I’m very happy with it. I even integrated Zemanta with my browser to bring in even better content. In fact the picture here was found thanks to Zemanta. Anyhow…

So Blogger is closing down it’s FTP service. So what. It seems Blogger is thinking the same way. The mail they sent me states :

FTP remains a significant drain on our ability to improve Blogger: only .5% of active blogs are published via FTP — yet the percentage of our engineering resources devoted to supporting FTP vastly exceeds that.

It seems Blogger started cutting out the rotting flesh. The hoards of zombies that try to live on old tech. And this also shows Google‘s business management. If it doesn’t work, cut it out. Which I believe is one of the best ways to do management. Look at HP Labs present condition. Actually look at any big corporation. The only way you can go big is use this kind of thinking. I know… I know… It probably meant that the current FTP “engineering resources” our out of a job. But still… The show must go on.

Oh and for the people asking, the snow effect will still be here for a while. It is still snowing in Ankara, Turkey.

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The site has been updated

Yes, at last. Free of Blogger/Google. I won’t be blocked!! Thanks to Turkish blocking sites I have decided to carry EVERYTHING to my OWN host. And voila! What you see is what has happened.

I am using WordPress for people who are wondering and I know the theme is a little dark. But it is simple and I like simple.

And just to wet your appetites I shall post a tech related video.