Well, really a blog I guess. But all of this is new for me. I have been playing around with this for a few months, mostly concentrating on how to do it, more than quality of material.
A couple reasons I did this:
I have a lot of pictures stored on Webshots.com and they are changing their format. I am afraid it is going to become a social networking site. Not interested.
The second is the difficulty of posting stuff (especially trip reports) on BPL. Plus it takes a lot of time to post some things, and I don't want to lose my work if BPL goes away.
When I looked into building a website/blog, I decided to go with a WordPress template -- much easier than actually learning how to build a website, plus I am not that interested in becoming proficient at HTML.
I did decide to register a domain and am using HostGator to host the site.
Edited because I can't seem to use HTML to correctly link to a URL :)