When I started Justinsomnia back in the summer of 2002, I setup Blogger to publish to my university webspace via FTP. In the spring of 2005 I started playing with WordPress because that’s what Ruby was using for OrangePolitics. My last post published using Blogger was watching unc beat duke on March 7, 2005. A few days later I posted Say Hello to WordPress, and the rest is history. Sort of. I actually continued using Blogger to publish my “neatlinks” via FTP (which I included dynamically in my blog) until February 12, 2007, when I incorporated them into my WordPress setup.
Anyway, it seemed only appropriate that I should pay my respects to a service I owe so much. Google will no longer support FTP publishing in Blogger after March 26, 2010. Couple this with the recent news of Haloscan going the way of the dinosaur, and this truly is the end of an era.