Thanks to wordpress.com for creating a great product, and for many years of solid service which enabled countless creators and writers to talk about whatever was on their minds. I wish you all the best.
The decision to move to a self-hosted blog is purely out of a need to maintain my independence of thought.
Like many others, I’ve been shocked by the urge to engage in politically-correct censorship from formerly free-thinking tech platforms–and I find myself needing to limit my dependence on any company willing to give in to the anti-free-speech mob.
As someone once put it: the way to stop tyranny isn’t to wait until one brave person takes 10 steps forward to fight (and gets killed for his efforts!); it’s for all of us to take one step forward and simply say, “No.”