[FoRK] Blog advice wanted

Damien Morton < fork at bitfurnace.com > on > Sat Jun 24 23:41:52 PDT 2006

Let me see if I have this right:

You want to write a journal for your own personal and private use, and 
you want it to be accessible wherever you go.

In order to achieve this goal, you want someone to set up and maintain 
and make available at no cost to yourself some kind of server hardware 
running some kind of software that you can use from any computer, and 
you also want assurances about the privacy of what you store on this 

Presumably, you'd also like some kind of assurances about the integrity 
and availability of the service.

Hmmm, I will have to think about this.

Have you considered a nice leather bound notepad and a pen?

> I would like to have a blog just for my own use as a journal. I don't want to
> host it myself, and I don't want to pay for it.
> I looked at blogger and they show you how to make your blog not get picked up by
> indexers. They also allow you to exclude your blog from their public list. But
> if someone knows your URL, they'll be able to read your blog. Wordpress is
> similar. I would like to avoid the obnoxiousness of myspace...
> I wondering if those two measure are enough to ensure privacy. I'm only wanting
> particular people not to know what I'm writing. I don't really care if perfect
> strangers read my stuff (they probably would not find it interesting anyway!).
> It wouldn't be the end of the world if one of those people stumbled on my blog
> (it's not like I'll lose my job or my kids will get taken away!), but it would
> be a real nuisance, so I want to be careful. I guess I should pick a non-obvious
> URL? Q2hg6TR_y.blogger.com is not easily guessable...
> Do you think Blogger would be ok for my purposes? Do you know of a free blog
> service that provides complete privacy?
> -Corinna
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