Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Buying a Domain Name...





I am ready to own a bigger piece of real estate online. 
 I want to purchase my own domain name.  
This decision i take very seriously because I feel like unlike blogspot...
having a domain name is going that extra step in establishing myself online.
  At least that's what i think anyway. 

 I thought about sticking with blogspot and sprucing it up but the design and layout I want, 
you have to have a domain name. 
And of course since I don't know ANYTHING about web design and codes and all that jazz....
I am going to need someone to help me with this process. 
 I am going to take the summer and be thoughtful about this next step
 in my blog experience and do it right.  
The worst thing about having a domain name is changing it soon as you get it.  
Real estate online isn't that easy to come by at least with the right address...
it can be taken up before you know it. 
Which brings me to this post...I am asking for help.

  1. Can you think of any awesome blog names I can use?
  2. And can you suggest a blog designer I can use (i am on a budget too)?
  3. Or can you offer your services (for a small but awesome fee)?
  4. Do you have a domain name and was it a great decision?


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7 comments:

The Mrs./The Mom said...

I am having this same dilemma! If you call this a dilemma. I too am ready to purchase a domain but finding the right name to reflect your brand it kind of hard. At one point I was teaching myself CSS and HTML code but time no longer permits that so I am trying to reach out to a few blog designers. Good luck with your process!

Cece said...

I'm no help! I can barely even title my blog posts. I've thought about a domain name but I don't want to pay for one. I guess I just haven't found a good enough reason to pay for one. Can't wait to see the changes you make to your blog. It's a fun next step.

Joi @ Rx Fitness Lady said...

I thought a lot about my domain name. I wanted it to match my branding efforts. I'm not sure what your goals are but I wouldn't limit it to a specific phase of your life if you plan to blog for a long time. I see you've been doing this a while. Good luck!

Tia said...

I'm no help in the design area. I had a friend from college do my design for me. When I was ready to buy my domain name I decided to keep my original blog name. It was super easy to set up. Make sure your domain name is also available on the social networks you use. The BLM page on FB could probably help with the design. I know there are several ladies who design blogs and could point you in the right direction. Good Luck to you!

Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama said...

Before I got my domain name, I was nellies journey.blogspot. I really thought about exactly what to write about then Brooklyn active mama was born. I think once you define your long term goals you will be golden. :)

kita said...

I have my own domain and I love it makes me feel like I have arrived and its a big step. I only suggest getting one if you are serious about blogging and want to take it to the next level. I can help you out with the designer the hubs has his own web design company and does website that fits your budget email is focusdezigns@gmail.com

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