- existing URLs need to work for SEO reasons,
- I'm not willing to pay much for hosting this blog, writing being a minor side activity that I do,
- I want to avoid moving this elsewhere again in a few months if another Posterous-like service goes down.
In the end I went for a self-hosted WordPress instance. It's just the easiest way to go - actively maintained platform, huge community, really easy to set-up and I could both configure URLs as well as redirections where needed. My bottom line is: I just need a place to write and publish.
If you find anything broken, please be so kind and let me know. I might have missed it.
Later I will likely take some time to design my own theme - simple, minimalist, content first. For the moment enjoy the visually excellent design by SiteOrigin.
*[URLs]: Uniform Resource Locator *[SEO]: Search Engine Optimization