Before I moved to blogger as a permanent spot to host my author blog, I had 2 self-hosted sites. Both eventually were hacked and I chose to move to blogger.
If you would like to read my old post, they have been compiled (safely) into html pages. Feel free to take a read. (the archives exclude all giveaway hops, giveaways, special author celebration, etc. posts.)
(Jan - Nov 4) 2013