I have been blogging since 2004. I recently decided to change hosting services when it became clear that tech support at the other service was seriously deteriorating. It was impossible to speak with a person on the phone; the live chat support people took your information and kicked it to the engineering team; you never got to speak with, answer questions, or ask questions of the engineers, so it was a terrible unending cycle of waiting and getting no help.
This is not terribly revelatory or shocking, but it has meant both an opportunity and a need to relaunch my work on the web. This fall my book will be coming out and I will be working on a new set of projects. Thus, the new site and a slow piecing back together of the important pieces of my old content.