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My blog software:
As for the design, I use one of Squarespace built-in templates ("Engineer") and tweak the design.
I used to use Wordpress software on a Dreamhost server, but my blogs kept getting hacked. The final hack was so bad that despite a lot of (time-consuming) research online and appealing to tech types, I was unable to fix some of my blogs.
I had originally picked Wordpress software to give me full code tweaking abilities, plus I liked the choice of all the plugins. I gladly sacrificed some of the code flexibility and plugins for a more stable blog environment -- I didn't want to go through all the hassle again, and would much rather have someone else worry about the tech issues.
I ended up choosing Squarespace and have not had any security/hacking issues since I made the switch. Not ONCE.
Squarespace isn't perfect and the user interface isn't the greatest, but I'm more than happy to work around that for the peace of mind.
I admit I don't keep tabs on traffic and visitors as closely as I probably should. There's only so much time in the day, after all, and I enjoy content creation much more than I do admin.
I tried Statcounter for a while but quit to cut costs (they are a paid service).
As of May 1, 2012, I'm using Google Analytics instead. Looks like a powerful tool but I'm finding the interface confusing, so I'm taking a course on Lynda.com to finally figure out how to properly take advantage of all the features.
Last updated on May 1, 2012 by Debbie Ohi