WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO GET YOUR OWN DOMAIN?

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I’ve been blogging for three weeks now. It seems like ages but in reality it’s only 21 days. The trouble is I get ahead of myself and let the road marked Excitement carry me away to Disappointmentville.

I wrote a script fairly recently, and by chance met someone who said he can pass it on to some industry bods. I met them, they seemed ok, I gave them my script rather naively due to my excitement, and haven’t heard much since. I’m not saying I never will, but I’m realistic to know that I am dreaming if I think the phone will ring.

I am (compared to most others I’m sure) slowly getting a small following of rather nice bloggers and friends but I want more, more, more all the time. I want 10,000 followers already! Why haven’t I? What’s wrong with me? Is it my content? My site? My tags?

To be honest, I have crafted my site into something that I would be more than happy to visit. I think it looks nice, it seems quite organised and there are some nice articles on it. Obviously three weeks is no time at all in the blogosphere. So I KNOW I’m getting ahead of myself but I just can’t stop myself.

So, to refer to the question that heads this post, when do I consider paying a monthly fee to have my own ‘wordpress’ free address? Is it now, right from the off? Or is it in a years time? Or never?

Do I need X amount of followers before I even consider it, or do I need to start advertising and offering a service to make it worthwhile?

As I am new to this, I would love to hear what advice people can give about such matters. So please, get in touch and let me know.

Thanks

About thomasjford

I like Movies and Music and most things popular culture.

4 comments

  1. Good luck with your blogging!

  2. I had the same thoughts as you. I am a writer and knew that it would be smart of me to snatch up my book’s title in domain before someone else does. So, I bit the bullet and bought the domain name from Go Daddy. It’s a smart move and when the time right, I will move my wordpress blog over there. It doesn’t cost much and you look like a forward thinker to those in the industry. πŸ™‚ Just my thoughts. πŸ™‚

    • Good words of wisdom, thank you! When I actually have money I will definitely go down that path I think. Maybe I will set myself a target of getting 250 followers or something first (I have no idea what a realistic number is, some people seem to get thousands of followers in a matter of weeks)!

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