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A few ... sigh ... actually six but that’s not linkbait. You read the seventh tip here first: escape from free hosted blogging hell before you’ve gained too many inbound links. Regardless where you free-host your stuff, flee now. If you don’t own the domain, you don’t own your content.
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from qwerty 3559 Days ago #
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I have to do this, probably this week or next, and I’m not exactly looking forward to it.

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from TannerC 3559 Days ago #
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Great article Sebastian - as always. I’m also looking into moving my blog, but dreading it as well. However, I don’t agree completely with the statement "If you don’t own the domain, you don’t own your content."

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from JohnWeb 3559 Days ago #
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Well, in the very least you sure don’t have control of it, that much is for sure, at any time they can seize, freeze, or block you from accessing it.

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from Sebastian 3559 Days ago #
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When I can’t move my stuff around as I like then somebody fucks me. Probably a law suit could gain me proper post-to-post 301 redirects from my content at blogspot.com to my content at sebastians-pamphlets.com, but being a Web anarchist I believe that I shouldn’t bother courts with technical stuff they’ll never understand. I’d rather state that free hosting blog platforms in general steal content and that Blogger software is flawed. ;) Actually, there’s no need for a law suit coz I was able to manage the move w/o support from Blogger, but the warning is warrantable.

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