It would sound as if my original "hppub" and "doaskdotell" sites, with mostly text files n plain HTML, should have been the easiest to maintain forever. Technically, I ran into a problem. I wrote the content in Microsoft Word, and the 2002 version of Word had a serious bug in the way it generated hyperlinks within its XSL. Files would become corrupted and turn everything into hyperlinks, and have to be fixed manually inside HTML code. Or hyperlinks would get "off course". Later versions of Word seem to have fixed this, but in the future I would probably use a Web package (like Expression Web) to manage the text before export. For a long time, I often edited "doaskdotell" directly through Front Page, which also got complicated, until Microsoft abandoned the whole concept of "Front Page Extensions". But all these technical diversions complicated my web history, even when working with flat files. Still, I had a big advantage in that my content loaded quickly.
With Blogger, I did implement Adsense; previously I had used Linkshare occasionally on my flat sites (curiously travel industry websites boycotted me, maybe afraid of political controversy). The income wasn't that important. There were certain advantages to being "commercial" as well as disadvantages. Of course, during a period when I depended on retirement income and Social Security and was home with a very elderly mother, a little extra earned income was nice.
Did I become "just a blogger" in early 2006, after the blowup in my substitute teaching "subcareer" partly over my web and screenplay content? Had I passed the point of no return? I do think I've provided a valuable journal, an annotated history of almost "everything" related to personal autonomy in the past eight years. But the strategy will have to become more focused.