Category: Opinion

Why I Changed My Blog Hosting Provider

A few weeks ago I did something that I told myself I would never do again. I changed my blog hosting provider! Why you might ask? Especially as I had been happy with my New Zealand based provider for a long time after a brief flirtation with Squarespace. Truth is – I got lazy. Well, not actually lazy – but I got annoyed with having to continually update this, update that, tweak this here and...

My Love Hate Relationship With Luminar 3

I have had a bit of a love-hate relationship with Luminar since I first started using it back in early 2017. From the outset I loved Luminar. It was simple to use with no steep learning curve for anything other than the basics. It was quick, and it looked good and felt good in use. But it didn’t have an image browsing feature or catalogue built in. The developers – then MacPhun – promised...

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New Year Resolutions

2019 is upon us and I have not made any New Year Resolutions simply because I know from past experience that once made, new year resolutions are often, if not always, quickly forgotten.

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Why I Switched Back To WordPress From Squarespace

WordPress Or Squarespace? It wasn’t too long ago that I switched my blog from WordPress to Squarespace, and at that time I felt I had a raft of good reasons to do so. But now, less than 12 months later, I have reverted The Occasional Photoblogger back to WordPress, and it is once again hosted here in New Zealand by Hoopla Hosting.