Mischief managed. By the you read this I have moved my blog (almost) completely to Blot.im and am about to set my WordPress to private.
At some point all domains should be redirecting to this one as well.
I’m still un-decided whether or not I stick the somewhat boring www
subdomain as of now, or chose something else.
The move was in the works for a while and was significantly sped up
thanks to the help from David of Blot.im, converting a bunch of years of
my old posts. Thanks again David!
Early last year I was running my own WordPress installation (again),
but for lack of interest in maintaining it I started to look for
alternatives (again). Then I was unsure whether to move over to Jekyll
or Blot.im. The latter won. It’s easy to use, totally customizable and
is under active development.
What I like the most about it is, that since it is Dropbox based, the
blog, ie. the posts live in my Dropbox, hence, it feels much more like
really owning the content.
I started moving over the blog at some point in May/June of last year
and did use it more or less regularly until October. During that month,
Gutenberg became available on WordPress.com and I started to use that a
lot. Yet I missed making my blog really my own.
So after a few months break, I’m now back on Blot.im. Even though I do this, as in move the blog somewhere, about at least once a year, I hope to now be able to settle down and just blog. But I think I have said that before.
Update: And you guessed, in the meanwhile I have moved back to WordPress.
So far I had been rather satisfied with the very basic, blue Vandoren reed on my alto. In combination with my Aizen GR
8 I consistently got a good sound and tuning. Somehow though the 2.5 I
used had the tendency to be a bit on the stiff side and I usually had to
file them a bit down, to get them, you know, just right. I tried the #2, but they were too light to my taste.
The other I day, I decided to try the V21
by Vandoren, which at least as of now, seem to hit just that sweet
spot. Having a decent amount of resistance, but still are neither too
hard or too soft.
It is still a bit too early to say for sure, but I’m having a good feeling about this.