Blog tool outsourcing questioned

Filed as News on January 31, 2005 12:55 pm

by Duncan

Henning Koch at Software will save us questions the outsourcing of feeds to Feedburner, and uses his own experience with MP3.com for comparison. A decent question that goes for any blog resource that is outsourced (ie not hosted yourself): there is never any guarantee that the service will always be there, and promoting, or even worse, investing content and money into these services comes with an inherent risk. Whilst the likelihood of bigger sites going under is unlikely, it’s still not impossible, and an important question to be asked when establishing and running a blog.

And yes, this site is 100% self hosted and run: it’s a control thing. I never have to seriously concern myself with the ownership or reliability of the domain nor TOS with content (I have a very open host), only that I have reliable hosting.

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