I started blogging in 2003 or so, and used several platforms for it. I can recall Blurty, LiveJournal and Blogger, then Movable Type and others when I was hosted in the Venezuelan QTPD. I then moved to WordPress in my own servers, but I started doing heavy lifting in the servers which made blog maintenance really difficult.
That’s why I consulted with Lou, studied some public platforms and chose Posterous. I really liked it, but shortly after I joined it they announced the acquisition and stopped solving some serious bugs, such as the ones related with rich text and formatting when posting via e-mail, which I use a lot.
Finally, some weeks ago I downloaded my backups, hacked them so the non-ASCII characters would show up, moved to WordPress.com and upgraded.
Endut, Hoch Hech!