15 May 2006

Moving From BlogSpot to My Own Domain

I realize that at this point this blog is pretty small time but I'm hopeful that it can grow to be something significant and helpful for people. For the past few weeks I've been tossing the idea of moving to my own domain around (my apologies for the recent lack of content while I tossed the idea around). After some thought I've decided that its time to move to my own domain. At this point I'm not certain what the domain will be but I should know in the next week or two. In the interim I plan on continuing to post here a little more and then once I've secured the domain and web hosting (anyone have a favorite?) I'll copy the content from here to the new site.

In light of my decision I wanted to take a minute to address why I'm moving and hopefully encourage others to do the same. My first and primary reason for the move is to allow this site to develop its own personality. It seemed to me that continuing to host on blogspot labels the site as being somewhat amateurish and doesn't leave much room to become any sort of authoritative source on increasing traffic to a blog. I'm also moving because I want to have the flexibility that having your own web space provides.

It seems that the longer I would have waited to move the hard the move would have been so I decided that the time was now. My own domain will cost about $8 and then a year of hosting can be just a few bucks a month, easily worth it I think.

If you're currently writing on blogspot, typepad, wordpress or some other blog hosting service make sure that you consider your goals for you blog and determine if having your own web space will further reaching those goals. If it will then its probably time to make a move.



Anonymous Paul Stamatiou said...

You should check out WordPress, it can easily import from blogger. This might come in handy: http://www.paulstamatiou.com/2006/05/14/how-to-start-blogging/

9:07 PM  
Anonymous Grokodile said...

I hadn't really put too much thought into it... but what you are saying makes sense.

Personally, I think I will wait until I have some success at earning revenue before I accept any additional expenses... and hopefully staying free doesn't preclude earning revenue.

9:18 PM  

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