After his untimely disappearance, John Robb has resurfaced in the blogosphere at a new location. Of the link breakage from his old UserLand-hosted account, he has this to say:
The bad news: a huge number (probably over 30,000, not even counting Google) of inbound links that have been broken, as well as nearly 500 RSS subscriptions. This proves the point: NEVER (under any circumstances) publish a weblog to a domain that you don’t control.
Since UserLand was his employer at the time, though, wasn’t he somewhat obliged to eat the dogfood? It’s a tricky question for corporate bloggers in general.