On September 23 2007 I started this lil’ol blog claiming that I would “tentatively” look to the future of local and regional newspapers.
How things can change in six months!
Now, and I hope this doesn’t sound too cocky, I feel like I’m pretty much immersed in looking at the future of regional newspapers in the UK.
It has been a rapid education. For example, things that I did for the first time at SXSW include:
- Access Twitter over mobile internet.
- Interview people on a camcorder.
- Live stream video over a mobile phone.
- Blog via live streaming.
- Upload a video to Youtube.
- Speak on a podcast.
I know, I know, these are things I should have been doing already. Well… you’re right. In my defence, it’s taken me a while to build up the right kit in order to do much of the above.
Anyway, now I’m getting to grips with new platforms, I thought it was about time to get a host for this blog. I’ve been doing on the cheap by having it hosted free by WordPress, but I would like to have more freedom to play with the blog and I’ve been told the best way to do that is get me a host and download the lastest version of WordPress. Plus, I kinda need to learn how to manage my own website.
If this is right, then I could really do with some advice on hosts. I’m looking for something that is relatively cheap and reliable. Any ideas?