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Silence is golden, they say, but not so much in the blogging arena. Stay silent for too long and people start to wonder if everything is fine with you, if you’ve moved continents, if you’re fed up of blogging or if you’re too busy to blog. Truth be told I was working on something- something to do with a name, naming someone very close to me, as a matter of fact.
No, no, no, it’s not what you think! I am not bringing another person into the world. This baby I am talking about is the one you see right here. Yep, that’s right; my blog baby who turns eight this August! Can you believe it? I certainly can’t!
I’d been toying with the idea of moving to a custom domain for a while now and had balked at it for a number of reasons, none of which are relevant or important. Four people pushed me to go ahead with it and today, I am proud and happy to announce that http://www.momdiary.blogspot.in is officially:
Why you should move to a custom domain
- It looks more professional. Let’s face it. If there’s a blogspot.com or wordpress.com tagged to the end of your post, most internet users know you’re using the free platform. But a custom domain shows that you are a wee bit more serious about the blogging business than those who blog for fun.
- It gives you renewed vigour to keep blogging. Once the shift in name happens, something interesting occurs. Your approach to blogging also becomes more serious. You’re keen to blog regularly, get some visibility and build your audience.
- Brands are more willing to work with you. Yes you heard that right! There are advantages to having a custom domain! Brands actually prioritise working with bloggers on a number of things, ranging from page views to social media influencer clout. But one of the key things they check for is whether you have your own custom domain name.
For me, the primary reason to switch to a custom domain was #2. I just wanted to do this more regularly and I felt a custom domain would give me the push. And what do you know? It’s worked!
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