I was using a commercial web hosting package and WordPress.org for the blog. Great versatility and control but, unfortunately, as time went on, it seemed to be grinding to a halt. I suppose that was because of the increasing content. I had the option to upgrade to a higher performance web hosting package or simply transfer the blog to Wordpress.com. It just wasn’t worth spending that much more money on it so I decided to go with the latter choice. You lose the flexibility of plug-ins and complete control but I’ve gained the performance that is more important. At the end of the day, there’s no point in having all the bells and whisltes if the pages take 5 minutes to load.
I’ve also set up a dedicated Twitter account for Dave Carter Photography at #davecarterphoto. This is linked to my Facebook page so anything I post there, will be published to Twitter also.