I made a small change recently – I’ve moved from WordPress.com hosting to a self-hosted server.
The main reason for this is education – I want to learn more about e-commerce and running my own site, which is a bit difficult when WordPress.com places adsense ads on your site (and not on your behalf!). This way I get to keep any adsense revenue, although to be honest if it covers even the small costs of running this site I will eat my hat, shorts and tshirt.
An unfortunate side effect of this is that WordPress.com accounts can no longer comment and you need to manually enter details each time, so I expect comments will drop. But for those that do I appreciate the feedback!
The server is hosted in Rackspace’s London cloud, so hopefully it isn’t too slow for my compatriots in New Zealand. Please let me know how you find it!
More info on the about page.