had you noticed?...buying your own domain name

Last week I took a step for my blog that I had been hesitant to make for a looooong time...I bought my own domain name.

Had you noticed?

I'm now Midwestern Girl!

And my new address is www.midwesterngirldiy.com



Cool, huh?

I had been tossing the idea around for a while, but never went through with it, UNTIL I learned that you can buy your own domain name through Google for just $10/year! If you are currently on Blogger, then nothing changes...absolutely nothing...you just have your own .com (or .net, .tv, .org, whatever). Your old .blogspot.com address automatically redirects all of your traffic, so there are no interruptions at all.

Here's how to: just go into your dashboard, click on "Settings" and you will see a link under the "Publishing" section that looks like this:


Just click on "+Add a custom domain," check the availability of the domain you would like, and follow the directions. It is so simple.

For complete directions, click here...

Not only do you get a new domain name, you can get up to 3 email addresses with your "new" site. My new email address is maggie@midwesterngirldiy.com

Your new domain also renews automatically every year so you never have to worry about losing your name.

I'm pretty excited about my new name...and my new address...so far it's the best $10 I've spent in a while.




13 comments

  1. Congrats! I took that leap two years ago and love having my own domain. It makes you feel very important. I went the same way with $10 a year. Great price!

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  2. i am SOSOSOSOSO glad you posted this!!! i have some plans for doing some switcheroos on my blog this summer and changing my domain name is one of them!!! i was worried though that i would loose all my people. so if i'm on blogger i can just change the name?? that's it??

    thanks so much!

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  3. Thank you so much for the tip! I just did it! $10/yr is so doable!

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  4. ok, i just did it! www.aliciahutchinson.com!! only, it's saying it takes a few days for it to become public to everyone?? did yours do this? if you could let me know so i know i didn't just ruin my blog, that'd be great :)

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  5. Yay - doesn't it make you feel like such a grown up? Xo love love love the look & feel of your blog!

    www.northerncottage.net

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  6. @Alicia

    I just clicked your new address and it worked for me!
    ~Jamie

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  7. I'm so glad you posted about this! After I read your post, I did it too! My blog name was different from my address so it always caused a little confusion. Here it is: http://scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com/
    ~Jamie

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  8. Wow, I had no idea it was so simple! My blogspot domain is confusing because it isn't the same name as my blog. This would be a great solution for me!

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  9. Love it! How do set up the email thing? That is so cool! :)

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  10. I just made the leap too. Thanks for sharing! Now I need to figure out how to set up the custom email address. Thanks again!

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