Peruanista has moved / Peruanista se ha mudado
Disculpas a los lectores de este blog, desde el 31 de octubre pasado, he mudado este blog y nuevamente escribo Peruanista en Blogger (Google, Blogspot).
I moved Peruanista back to Blogger.
It’s not that easy to create valuable content in new media, or social media networks.
Blogging requires a lot of unpaid work and sacrifices that can be successful on a personal level, but sometimes can cause many headaches and troubles.
The good side of blogging, is that most Internet publishing tools are free of charge, are easy to learn, and can be easy to reach for most people. The not-so-good side is that one does not always have control over the content that we have created.
What you publish on the Internet can be removed without your permission, this can happen anytime causing you a great loss of time and money.
This happened to me late last year, when my blogs were deleted for 12 hours. Back then, I felt that I had lost much of my work and it was very devastating. It happened before, in 2009 when Youtube deleted my channels without much explanation.
I guess I can say I’ve gone through many experiences as a blogger.
Even though my blogs were re-published again, I felt that I could no longer rely on Blogger (Blogspot, Google), so I moved to WordPress. It took me months to get used to this new platform, after more than 3 years writing with Blogger.
In recent months I noticed how Google has improved its products, including a more dynamic and friendly Youtube, and the new Google + that seems useful. Also in the last 10 months, Google’s Blogspot has improved its platform in several ways, and its design is much more flexible now.
So I was tempted to go back to Blogger for a while. In addition, each time I did a search of my blog Peruanista I had my posts in Blogspot as the first results.
Yes, WordPress graphics are very attractive, but I found it more difficult to publish videos, photos and to organize my blogs. And then WordPress started posting advertising on my blog without my permission.
I met some of WordPress employees at the BlogWorld conference in 2011 in New York, but their brief and unfriendly responses to my questions were unkind and got me thinking. They said that I had to pay for an extra service, in order to publish my own advertising and thus benefit from my own work.
Finally, this is what convinced me to move Peruanista back to Blogger.
So I am back over there, and it feels good like meeting an old friend.
To WordPress: thank you. To the readers, thanks for your patience.
By the way, yesterday was the first snowfall of the season in Washington, DC. My first post with WordPress was last year in the first snowfall day of the previous winter. Just a little strange coincidence.
My first day back with Blogger was on October 31st, the Day of the Afro Peruvian Music (Creole). Here is a video with music of Nicomedes Santa Cruz:
“Marineras y Resbalosas en menor” was recorded in Lima in 1975 with singers Rafael Matallana, Enrique Borjas, Vicente Vásquez, Mercedes Traslaviña, Tértula Traslaviña, Roberto Rivas, José López, Aída Rivas, Juana Rivas, Isabel Alfaro and musicians Vicente Vásquez, Daniel Vásquez, Tomás E. Borjas, Guillermo Vergara, Oswaldo Vásquez, Víctor Arce, Roberto Rivas, Guillermo Mugarra, Marcos Ramos, José Santos Vásquez, Rafael Santa Cruz.