Apparently, insofar as personal/hobby bloggers are concerned, Typepad is pulling out the proverbial Welcome Mat. Norma has summed up the situation nicely here. I, too, am as loyal as the day is long. I have both touted and defended Typepad lo these many (5.5) years, but now I feel pushed aside, trampled, stomped on, and ultimately betrayed. That just won't do! I really don't want to move my blog(s), but, as I wrote in my last communication to Typepad, this most recent change is UNACCEPTABLE. Period. It makes me sad, mad, and frustrated beyond belief. I don't have time to research options and figure it all out (and I suppose that's that Six Apart is banking on), but I will if I must.
I've never had my own domain name because a) I was a little behind the times and it never even occurred to me, when I startedt his blog, to secure knitorious.com (a nice shop in St. Louis, by the way) until I was informed by the person who did that it was done; and b) what else could my domain possibly be??? I'd think about it now and then, but not expend much time or energy because it just wasn't that big a deal.
Ugh. Whatever shall I do? Any suggestions?