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Why Get Your Blog It’s Own Domain?

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When setting up your blog, you’ll encounter dilemma ‘what to name my blog?’.

If you already have decided on the name for your blog, great, but if not I have few tips you should consider.

First of all, I strongly suggest every blogger get their own domain name. Blogging and website platforms have ‘FREE’ plans but these will come with a subdomain, which usually makes your blog seem a bit ‘amateur’. Domain names are cheaper that one would think and are a very easy way to make your blog seem more brandable and professional. You can get your own domain for as little as 0.99$ /year.
I’ll give you an example of free and paid domain.

Obviously, the paid version makes the site look more professional and also brandable. So consider getting a paid plan or your own domain, if you wish to make your blog stand out.

Getting your very own domain? GREAT! Now choose ‘.com’. You might have noticed the domain extensions are pretty much endless, and you might find some cool nifty ones. BUT if you wish to make your blog and brand more professional and actually brandable, choose .com.

People without knowledge in tech 99% of the time end their website searches in ‘.com’. It might seem cool to have your blog address be like:’mylifeinpictures.photography’ or ‘mylifeinpictures.party’ etc, but in the end, these seem weird and are not memorable. Also, make sure, you keep your domain short. Too long domains are often misspelled and forgotten.

Smartphones also have a button to quickly end address in ‘.com’.

One more thing and then I stop rambling about domains. Keep in mind while choosing your domain, is it related to your niche, and what if your blog becomes popular and you wish to make it brandable?

Let’s say your blog name is ‘myfloristlife.com’ and you later wish to expand to something more. People looking for information would not probably stumble upon your blog since your domain tells them that your niche is flowers only.

Give yourself room to expand and choose a name you would be happy to see printed on a t-shirt.

If setting up your blog and then getting your own domain separately seem confusing to you, I suggest you get your blog set-up via Bluehost which comes with your very own domain for FREE!

 

-Mikael

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