Sorry folks, but for the very few of you who visit via ducksandbooks.com you’re going to have to type in ducksandbooks.wordpress.com starting soon.
At $8.99/year, having a domain name was fine, then it was $9.99, now $11.99, and soon it will be $14.99 through 1&1 (the most bare-bones, cheapest domain name registration I’ve found). I just don’t see any value in it! That’ is two months of Nexflix or Hulu Plus and I actually USE those. Since I’m not even consistent in my self-branding (am I Violarulz or Ducksandbooks?), I’m just going to let both domains go.
Que sera. I’ve owned violarulz.com for 11 years, it was a personal blog, then this was and I turned that into forwarding to my Google+ account (does ANYONE use those?), and now I’m just letting it go. I suppose it matches with my “dumb phone” lifestyle, though I’m quite upset at Google for dumping 2 of my 4 favorite products (Google SMS, a service that lets me google via text message, and Google Reader, an RSS aggregator). They haven’t quit supporting Google Reader yet, I’ve backed up my subscription list but am otherwise in absolute denial that anything is going to change. Please, come hold my hand when it disappears on July 1?
Back to the stone ages!
Let me know if you have any issues with reading my blog, I’ll try and talk you through changing your RSS subscription or changing your bookmarks.