Tuesday, September 08, 2015

New Blog Domain Name!

Earlier this summer when the 2015 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop started up, there was also a weekly Advice and Tech Help series that accompanied it. It just so happened that the same week that I posted about using pinterest as a blog organizational tool, Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs posted about blog domains. I can only imagine her surprise when she discovered that someone had purchased her domain name and was trying to auction it off for $500+ dollars. That's just ridiculous. But that post stuck with me and here it is, 3 months later, and I'm still thinking about it.

I checked again today to see if RedDeliciousLife.com was available and yes, it was still open so I pulled the trigger and bought it. So if you notice at the top of your web address bar, you no longer see the Blogspot address anymore! Hooray for me!


To be honest though, I'm not sure exactly what it means for you, my readers. If you go to the old address, it does an automatic redirect but I'm not sure what happens if you use a blog reading platform like Bloglovin' or Feedly. So far, it looks like it redirects just fine, but haven't yet figured out how to change the blog domain on either of those sites, so please try and stick with me while I get that all ironed out.

9 comments:

  1. Exciting change! Its definitely easier to advertise your blog without the platform extension.

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  2. Took me straight to the new domain from the Blogger dashboard.

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  3. not sure I understand all this but as long as blogger dashboard continues to directs me to your blog whenever you post on it all will be well, congratulations I think!

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  4. Your post came through my Bloglovin feed just fine! Keep up the good work!

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    1. Happy to say that the customer service folks at Bloglovin' changed it on their end so everything is now fine!

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  5. Hey Diana -

    One thing you may want to look into with a custom domain and blogger site is setting up your DNS redirects to handle naked URLs. (For example, if I type reddeliciouslife.com into my browser without the www, it will fail to load). I wrote a zillion word blog post on WHY this is the case, but as I review it, I realize I didn't do a good job following up on how to fix it. Here's my zillon word post:
    http://theboredzombie.com/2013/05/the-sunday-geekery-blogs-domains-and-dns-oh-my-part-1.html

    Here's bloggers instructions on how to fix it:
    https://support.google.com/a/answer/2518373?hl=en


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  6. Your blog redirected on my bloglovin! Congrats this is on my list of things to do.

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  7. Good for you ! This all goes a little above my head but I found you as normal

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