Why Have Your Own Site?

To open this blog up, I'll answer a basic question about the whole premise: in this day and age, when there are plenty of alternatives I could use, why would I have a website for myself, and why would I bother to put a blog on it?

Necessity

I made this site back in 2008, just when I was getting to the point in a few projects where I needed to host them somewhere. I found myself confronting 2 options: get a webhost, or using free file hosting. After evaluating the free options, I can confidently say that you get what you pay for.