I just finished moving my blog from Blogger to my own hosted site (carkees.net). I wasn’t going to get my own site but my wife wanted to make some pictures and other information available to others and to have our own site to show off our Halloween display so I decided to go ahead.
For better or worse I went with host monster. I can’t remember why because I registered the domain and created the site months ago but just now got around to setting it up. So far everything has worked well. I made one call to their service desk and got through to a live person in under one minute. She was very helpful and did everything that I asked (which basically meant recreating my account because I had messed something up ;-). So far I’m happy and the rates seemed reasonable.
I decided that if I’m going to have my own site I might as well host my own blog so I moved everything over from Blogger (probably the simplest move I’ve ever been involved in).
Still no one knows about this blog but that’s OK as I wasn’t ready for them anyway. Once I get up to blogging more than once a month (or year) we’ll see what we can do.