The following is a Plus Edition article, written by and copyright by Dick Eastman.Thousands of genealogy blogs are now available online, but some of them are difficult to find. Could your blog or your society's blog be one of those?
Let's take a fictitious example: suppose your local society is the Smith County Genealogy Society, and you want to use a blog title of "Smith County Genealogy Blog." You have the blog hosted on Blogger.com. Which of the following addresses would you prefer?
SmithCountyGenealogyBlog.blogger.comMost blog hosting services assign you a default name that can appear cluttered and even amateurish – certainly harder for your audience to remember than you would like. However, you can quickly give your blog’s name a shine – or a makeover after creation – to make it more professional and memorable.orwww.SmithCountyGenealogyBlog.com
With many blog hosting services (although not all of them), you can easily use your own domain name. That is, your address on the web can be "www.your-blog-name.com" or something similar in place of a "foreign address" that includes the name of the service, as in "your-blog-name.blogger.com."
In fact, you can have your blog as the entire web site, such as "www.your-blog-name.com," or have it show as only a part of an even larger web site, such as: "blog.your-blog-name.com"In fact, part of this newsletter (the articles) is hosted on TypePad, a popular blog hosting service. However, you don't see the word "typepad" anywhere in the newsletter's URL (web address). Instead, it has an address of "blog.eogn.com."The rest of the newsletter is hosted on a different web server, at "www.eogn.com."
You can do the same for your blog or other web site, assuming it is hosted on a blog service that supports custom domain names.
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