Welcome To My Dot Com

Nobody can accuse me of jumping on a bandwagon when a new fad hits. Well, er, okay not ALL the time. Sure, there was that whole "Star Wars" thing.

Then the Beanie Babies craze.

And that Pirates phase.

Oh, and the Blogging obsession I am still immersed in.

But other than THOSE, I am not a sucker for following the crowd (that you know of or that I'll further admit to).

My proof? Well, it took me a whole 7 years to finally get my own domains. Ha! So there!

Even after all those investors lost millions in the Dot-Com boom and bust in 2000, here I am just getting started. Yeah, I may be late to the party, but at least I'M not seeking financial backers like Webvan.com or Pets.com.

Unless you really, really want to be, that is.*

Actually, huge thanks go to Kathy Fredrick over at The Junk Drawer. Months ago I was playing around with the idea of getting a .com and I kept checking to see if the domains I wanted were available. They weren't.


Then I read Kathy's blog post, went over to Go Daddy and finally got me the two domains I wanted. Whoo Hoo!


With the links Kathy provided to the Blog Bloke, his step by step tutorial, and her additional help, I finally got it working today.

Now you can reach me by typing in:

www.idratherbeblogging.com

www.ratherbeblogging.com

idratherbeblogging.com

or simply

ratherbeblogging.com

The great thing is, that if you've linked to me in the past, you don't have to do a thing. All the existing links will continue to work. So if you're inclined to jump on the new bandwagon, I would recommend you visit Kathy and The Blog Bloke to get started. Without them, I wouldn't have been able to do it.

* Donations gratefully accepted at maureenkuppe@yahoo.ca. Sorry, no income tax receipt will be provided. On second thought, forget it.... I 'll never make a penny on this blog, so invest in something else like free-delivery-grocery or pet-food-to-your-door websites instead.

14 People would rather be commenting:

Vegas Princess said...

So how do you post your posts without the help of Blogger? I am always stumped by how that works since I am so used to going to Blogger and inputing my posts in their easy post templates.

The Egel Nest said...

Congrats...you are the Queen of your NEW domain :)


Bradley
The Egel Nest

Junk Drawer Blog said...

Maureen -- Congratulations on your own domain! I noticed it was working late yesterday. Good for you!

Kathy

the frogster said...

I've seen two commercials for Go Daddy. One features Danica Patrick and the other Amanda Beard. Both of them are wearing not enough clothing and they both look sultrily into the camera and say, "I'm a Go Daddy girl."

When can we expect your commercial?

Maureen said...

VP: Actually I still am on Blogger; they now have a feature so you can use custom domains.

*royal cupped hand wave to Bradley* Why thank you my fine feathered friend!

Kathy: And as I said in the post, I couldn't have done it without you... thank you so much!

Frogster: Har! I guess I'll do their commercials when they want to go OUT of business!!! LOL!

Canadian flake said...

Does having your own domain make much of a difference??

Maureen said...

CF: Kathy at The Junk Drawer explains it very well, as does The Blog Bloke. Take a look at their posts I linked to, and I am sure they have already answered many of your questions. If not send me an email if I can be of help!

Bradley's Mom said...

Congrats! That is WAY cool!!!

Have a great day!!

Linda

toners said...

Awesome! Will have to give that a try!

Colleen said...

Congrats! Very cool! Might have to check into this!

jp said...

Well, now, isn't that super cool??! I'm totally impressed with your geekishness! :-) And I mean that as a high compliment!! Janet

Sweet Irene said...

Congratulations on your domains. May you live happily ever after!

Blog Bloke said...

Personally I would rather be blogging :)

I'm so glad that you're glad that it worked for you. Cheers!

...BB

Jill said...

That's neat! So you have to buy that I guess? I'll bet "twipply skwood" isn't taken! :-)

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