We have already discussed why self hosted blogs are better than free blogspot blogs.
Still we have majority of bloggers who prefer blogspot, and they have all the good reasons to love and support blogspot . Some of them are :
Though storage is not unlimited but we have plenty of options like creating different author profile and use them to store images and files.
The only thing which they might not like with blogspot is .blogspot domain name, which can be easily taken away by using a custom domain name.
Why you should buy a custom domain for your blogspot blogs?
Buying a domain name is cheap :
Buying a domain name is pretty cheap, you can easily get good domain name ending with .com or .org in between 7$-10$. If you are really low in budget, you can consider buying a .info domain which will cost you between 1$- 2$. You can buy .com domain name for cheap from shoutmydomain..
Social media sites :
Social media sites doesn’t hate blogspot but they even don’t love it. Websites like Digg and Buzz.yahoo , blogspot domain names are not seen with a great eye.
Talking about web promotion , which starts from social media sites to link building, most of top websites doesn’t like giving a link back to blogspot domain. If you will notice wordpress blogs blogroll, it will be hard to find a blogSpot domain there.
Seriousness towards blogging :
You have been working a lot on your blogspot blogs, but without a nice layout, template and domain name, people will not feel that you are very serious about blogging. One simple reason you are not ready to spend few dollars for thing which you love.
Using your custom domain name, you can use it to brand yourself easily. Use a nice logo, favico and banner to brand yourself. You can look for wordpress like blogspot themes to give a entire new look to your blogspot blogs.
With custom domain, you will also get facility to use Google Apps and you can have email address of your domain name. Like I have admin[at]shoutmeloud.com
It’s much easier to get your adsense account approved with a custom domain, just like I discussed How to get your adsense account approved for blogspot with little trick.
How to start with custom blogspot domain ?
Search for a domain name using any of these 5 domain name suggestion tools. The simplest way is you can buy a custom domain from Google, under your blogSpot panel.
If you already bought a domain name from third part domain registrar, you can use this guide from Google to set up custom domain on blogspot blog.
The idea is simple, with little effort you can give your blogspot blog a professional look.
If you like the post do consider adding shoutmeloud in your feed reader. If you have custom domain name now, you ca easily use it when you migrate to wordpress and this way you will not loose your domain identity.
Though if you want to move to wordpress, I will recommend reading my tutorial on
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