After almost 7 years, I've decided to purchase a domain name to host this blog. There are a variety of reasons why, but I won't bore you! Just know that you'll find me at www.MyLittlePatchOfSunshine.com doing the same thing I've been doing since 2003.
You'll be automatically re-directed if you enter the blogspot address, so it probably won't make a difference at all to my readers.
One of the reasons it has taken so long to switch away from a blogspot address was that I was hoping to purchase sunshineisfree.com. Unfortunately, the owners of that domain have done nothing with it for years, but weren't interested in giving it up.
When I started the blog I was comforted by the fact that sunshine IS free as I was struggling to find my place. I'm also comforted by my little patch of sunshine, and while I'm leaving "sunshine is free" behind, it'll always hold special meaning for me.