Here are some things that should be expected from this point forward (so dramatic lol)
Some posts from my other blog that is closing soon (The Lucky Blog) will be imported here. So if you’ll find some posts here that seems familiar you may have come across them from my other blog. There’s also some other post that I will be importing from my “Pinoy Anik Anik” blog but it will happen much later.
I will also cover a variety of topics and may host selected giveaways and do product reviews and the likes. I’m sure my bunch of intelligent readers, followers and blogger friends will appreciate the variety. And i assure you it will be a lot cooler!
I am also considering activating comment moderation. I really don’t like this feature but “blog sabotage”, spamming and the likes are becoming a trend lately so I’m just being cautious. (I’m still thinking about this till posting time)
Domain “how to”
For those asking “how to/where to” acquire a domain here’s how I’m doing it. Don’t expect a techie one because I am not that techie but I’m not paying a person to do it for me either. It’s all by myself with lots of readings and tweaking.
I’m buying my domain from GoDaddy.com. Just search it and I’m sure the mighty goggle will not let you down. It is usually priced between $10 .00 to $12.00. Just create an account so you can avail of their promo codes. I bought my running blog domain last year and it’s still around the same price when I renewed it this year. Sometimes they have “buy one get one free” offer. Remember I got The Lucky Blog domain for free?
GoDaddy is accepting several payment options. I am using PayPal and credit card. A local debit card is acceptable too but I haven’t tried it yet.
Blogger or whatever platform you are using has their own tutorial on how to “direct” (install) your existing blog to the new domain. GoDaddy too has user friendly instruction on how to install your domain. And if you need extra help, again just click on the mighty Google and you will find lots of friendly sites that offer help on “how to install a domain”. But if you are more comfortable asking me I’m just around - drop me a message to wherever you are comfortable. I’m on Facebook (Like Me), Twitter (Follow Me) or just simply Contact Me.
If you have a domain in mind but not ready to use it you can just buy and “park” it until you are ready to use it. That’s what I usually do. It is some sort of “reserve”. I advise that you do this when your blog is ranking good or becoming popular.
The cons (when you convert an existing blog under a free platform into a domain)
You will temporarily lose your Page Rank but it will be back in no time as long as you take care of your blog the way you are taking care of it when it was still under the free platform. No worries though about the view count it will remain the same.
Your template or blog set up will be messed up so be ready for the re-work. To avoid this some people start a blog with a domain. But for someone like me who “promised myself that I will spend money for my blog only when I earned it from blogging” – I’m experiencing the consequence now ha ha.
And yes - the fund that I spent to buy my domain is not from my personal pocket but from the little things I got from here and there of blogging. So I’m enjoying working on the consequence right now ha ha! But don’t ever think that blogging will make you instantly rich or some kind of like that. Just blog away and enjoy – that’s what I’m doing. Sometimes luck just come along (wink*).
So go ahead – come blog away with me!