Today marks the third anniversary of Whatever’s association with WordPress.com, via its VIP hosting service, and the best compliment I can think to give WordPress.com in this regard is that it’s been three years since I’ve had to think about whether my blog is up and running. It is, and WordPress.com just works. For someone whose personal level of competence in handling blog software is only slightly above “caffeinated lemur with a hammer,” this is a fine thing indeed.
Aside from placing a modest “Powered by WordPress VIP” badge on my site (you’ll see it in the site’s footer), the folks at WordPress have never asked me to bang the drum for them, but such is my positive experience with them to this point that I am happy to do it annually and without prompting. So: If you’re looking for hosting for your blog, consider WordPress.com; I suspect you’ll be happy with them. I am. If you are a business with a need for a serious Web presence backed by a lot of competent tech folks, consider WordPress VIP; I suspect you’ll find they work as well for you as they do for me.
And there we are!