Friday, April 10, 2009

My Very Own Domain

I played around with the idea for the past two months, but wasn't quite convinced that I needed to drop the "blogspot" from my web address. Finally, with some prompting and convincing information from my new friend and website owner: Mom on the Random, I did it!

All the same content is here, and I'll continue to work to make it better. Only the address has changed. I've discovered that I love doing this and plan to do it for a long time to come. So it was definitely worth the paltry $7.69 I paid GoDaddy for one year. It was going to cost $10.19 total, but I used my new Swag Bucks search tool for GoDaddy promo codes and saved over $2 (I also earned some Swag Bucks for doing the search).

It took some time to get the domain working here (I'm not very technically advanced--haha), but I did find some good instructions on this website. I hear it's much faster, though a few dollars more, to buy your domain directly from Blogger--and they'll even set it up for you automatically. I didn't know about this until after the fact, but I figured out how to do it anyway and saved money, so it's all good :)

In other news, I also found a link that tells me supposedly how much my blog is worth. According to this site it's worth $495. I'm not sure how accurate that is, but it was sure cool to see it. Haha! It just takes a moment, if you want to check out your own website on there for fun, too.

I also joined the NetworkedBlogs on Facebook to help promote my site. If you're on Facebook, feel free to follow me there:)

So, all in all, I've had a pretty productive couple of days. Maybe things are looking up? Stay strong and take care of yourselves! Happy Good Friday!


  1. Look at you all fancy shmancy! LOL! I am super impressed on your skills figuring out how to get rid of the blogspot address and what not!

    And who is this Mom on the Random chick? She sounds super cool!

    And you said we're friends... I'm all giddy now!

  2. Congrats. You will love having your own domain name. I took the plunge a few months back. I had to wait until someone else abandoned the domain name I wanted. The only down side to not having the at the end of your URL is the fact that you will now have to work harder to get visitors. I noticed a drop in visitors about 2 weeks after my move. They are slowly starting to come back but it is taking time.

    Now that you have your own domain name you can now look into free blogger templates (it looks like you are still using blogger) to jazz up your blog. If you have your own hosting I suggest you get a type of blog.