Now that I have broken my dependence on GeoCities, I think I am going to do the same with Blogger. I have been using Blogger to host my blog for almost a year - and I am very happy with their service. But I think it is time to go professional - build a Blog on my own domain - using a software that I could customize to fit my own needs. It will take some time but I think will do it.
Having a weblog address ending in blogspot.com, typepad.com, etc. will soon be the equivalent of having an @aol.com email address or a Geocities website: the mark of a naive beginner who shouldn't be taken too seriously.
I am not very sure that having a 'blogspot.com' address will automatically demote one's site in others eyes - I have seen many great blogs on free services, but I am a web developer and I will be disregarded if I am using a free service to create my site. These blogging platforms provide the lowest entry point to web publishing - I will not come out good if I continue using this service - now that I have an option to use my own site to do the blogging.
What do you think of my decision - good or stupid? Did any of you experience a similar situation? If yes, how did you solve it?