Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Birth and Death of a New Blog

After a very long hiatus from my blogging, I guess I owe everyone of my dear readers and followers in the blogosphere an explanation for my very sudden disappearance.

Let's just say that I was buy preparing for the birth of a new blog but certain complications such as having major difficulties in finding a great blog layout and confusions in deciding whether I needed a hosting company in the first place.

But after all the preparations and sudden leaps that I have done like buying a new domain and subscribing to a 3-year hosting plan, I've decided to kill my new blog before it becomes too hard to handle. You may compare it to abortion but at least this is not a crime against God and the law.

Anyway I've learned some pretty important blogging lessons from these past few days, very expensive experiences I might add! I've wasted $32 but this is something I can earn again with my blogging.

So before I go with the lessons that I have learned, I just want to explain why I wanted to make a new blog. I wanted to make a new blog because I want a domain name that is shorter than my current domain name and I wanted a .ca extension as compared to the .com extension to show-off my Canadian pride. I also wanted to find another hosting company from my current hosting company that offers greater services at a cheaper or more reasonable price which I did! I highly recommend for your hosting needs! And in fairness to JustHost, I really appreciate their Money Back Guarantee so I get a full refund but less $20 for the domain name purchase expenses.

So here are the things I've learned that I think are very valuable to all bloggers out there:
  1. 1. If you're like me who can't even update one blog daily, don't ever think that you can handle two or more blogs.
  2. 2. When purchasing a domain name make sure that it isn't too long and that it is easy to remember. Decide whether the domain name or blog name, suits your content.
  3. 3. Think twice whether you need a hosting plan or not. If you're just like me who uses Blogger to blog, then you probably won't need a hosting plan because Blogger hosts your blog for free and all you need is a Domain Registrar for your own custom domain name
  4. 4. Don't just import your blog to a new domain. Think twice or even thrice because you will lose your PageRank or worst your readers and followers.
  5. 5. Read the fine print in every contract you sign up for.
I know that there are more blogging tips and tricks out there but these are just a few things I've learned through the process of buying a new domain.

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