For D's birthday this year, I promised to redesign his website so that it looks more professional, and less like something created on MySpace. He insists on using Yahoo!Webhosting for web hosting, but at least it now supports a built-in version of WordPress and also Movable Type. I took the plunge and went with WordPress.
It's been hard work, but I think the results are paying off. For instance, I have changed his old TNT Spring Training 2003 page to a newer version that validates (for starters), is easier to read, and loads more quickly.
In the meantime, I am rethinking my own blogging strategy. I have been using Blogger, so was very excited to hear that Google launched a new beta version. I was looking forward to upgrading my account to take advantage of added features such as drag-and-drop elements, privacy, and dynamic page creation... but it appears that some of these new features that depend on dynamic serving are not supported for ftp blogs (like mine), only for those hosted on BlogSpot. Mark my words, the day they force me to switch to BlogSpot is the day I run my own content management system (most likely WordPress)! I hope it doesn't come to that.