This is for you Rick Klau (@rklau)

Hey Rick,

Watch out! It's a blog fly!I just found out from a friend tonight that Blogger will be dropping FTP support, I'm a bit bummed by that because I've been on the platform since early 2001, but it's ok, I understand the need to move the platform forward. I'm a bit skeptical about moving my weblog, and my sub-domain, to a Google controlled server. I don't have a specific reason, but I do wonder if I'll be able to ssh to the box, or drop random stuff to it, in the way I want to organize it? Also, will it still be statically published? That's something I absolutely love about Blogger, I get static pages. It's probably the ONE thing that has kept me from migrating to either WordPress or Tumblr.

I wanted to see if you could share what about hosting my weblog on Google would do for me? What exciting new features can I expect out of Blogger? Will we get tighter integration with Twitter and Facebook, among other things?

Rick, let's have an open discussion here. Please, win me over! Tell me why the change is going to be good, I'm listening. I've evaluated many different weblogging systems over the last eight years and haven't found something I prefer. Blogger is simple, I like that.

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