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Contemplating to Move to a Domain

I give full credit to Blogspot to have completely captured my attention and I am now whole-heartedly stuck to blogging, long gone are the days where I used to idle aimlessly on the web, the world of Blogging has my undivided attention. The passion has gone to such an extent that my family need not talk to me, and can check my blog to know my whereabouts…. Is this a disease????

Taking the passion a bit further, I am in the process of jumping away from blogspot, When? You you might ask, I can’t exactly say when, but I have been seriously thinking of having Teeth Maestro starred on www.teeth.com.pk/blog (I already own the teeth.com.pk domain) that way I can then take this new found passion to another level and use WordPress in all its glory. I am aware that the transition is going to be bad, for that reason I have to be very meticulous ensure the new blog is up to speed before I actually hop onto it. If that day does come, I know you all will be understanding. I would also appreciate any recommendations or past experiences in this transition.

What do you have to say, Would you move away from blogspot and be ready to take your chances on a seperate domain?

Update 15th March: Check out the post by Yasir Memon where he describes the best way to migrate slowly from the Blogspot address to your own domain.

Yasir Suleman Memon : Migrating your blog from blogger.com to WordPress, BlogCMS and others


  • Shirazi |

    No. Not for the love of the blogging. We will follow the blogger. That is a better choice. Go ahead.

  • G3nu1n3 |

    When i started blogging, i must confess, i did make a mistake of not going through all the options that were there, all those blog scripts and services. Maybe the reason was that i was more focused on what to present rather what tool to use.

    Now that i have realized that both contents and format are equally important. But the dilemma is that change of domain and script wont be an easy transition. Its same as changing your email address after 5 years of communication and when 100’s of people contact through that ID.

    My advise: If the domain and script are worth the change .. GO FOR IT … change is something we all must undertake at some point of time … but keep that in mind that you woul;d have to putup lot more effort … and please do extensive research before selecting the script.

    Best of Luck

  • Teeth Maestro |

    G3 – a very good question which made me re-think – is the domain and script worth the change. 50% of me says go for it, other evil side says NAH ARE U NUTS. Let me sleep on it.

    Honestly if I dont switch now its going to be much more difficult later. I’ll shed some zzzz over this dilemma.

    Shirazi – Yeah I did see the blogspot acting up quite often. Will it get any worse, I hope not as then it will drastically affect the popularity of the Blogging world, I wish the googlers sort it out quickly, I hear they added more servers to handle the onslaught. I left Orkut for the same reason as more often then not I got 404 page errors. BTW Thank you for your confidence.

  • KO |

    There are lots of fun stuff you can do with wordpress – but I suggest you switch when you have some free time!

    As for the script – there really isn’t much research to be done – WordPress is the best, followed by Movabletype, or perhaps the other way around. None of the rest compare.

    It really doesn’t take that much time to setup and customize – WP takes just a few minutes to install and to import all your blogger entries.