OK, I tried to reblog this, but it didn’t work, so I am going to put in a link. I could have used this information when I first started! There are still a few things I am learning, so I share:
15 Mar 2012 Leave a comment
I’m beginning my efforts to independence.
First change: my new search engine is DuckDuckGo.com. Nice, clean, simple interface, no tracking (full privacy!), great search results.
Second: After researching, I migrated my blog from Blogger (Google required me to be signed into a particular Gmail account just to access it!) to WordPress, though I will miss a few features for a while.
Actively seeking alternatives to other stuff. Will keep you posted.