I love reading blogging tips, but up until the move over here to WordPress, I broke one of the cardinal rules – the URL of your blog should match the name of your blog. Although I’ve been “Afford Your Passions” for a number of years, the URL of my blog wasn’t “Afford Your Passions” – prior to becoming “Afford Your Passions”, my blog was called “English Elegance” (like Afford Your Passions, English Elegance was the name of another of Maureen Appleton’s cross-stitch designs – one that I have actually stitched!) – but I thought English Elegance would have people thinking that I was English, and writing the blog in the UK. In point of fact, I was born in England, and still retain British citizenship (along with my US citizenship), but I never identified myself as being English – I have always been “Australian”.
So, the blogspot URL was englishelegance.blogspot.com.
Last year, I decided that I wanted a custom URL, but when I saw the price to purchase www.affordyourpassions.com, I just about had a cow…
Did you see that? ONLY $2,195!!!
So, I looked for something else, and decided to focus on my desire for a little coastal cottage in my retirement, and picked www.livingbytheshore.com.
But, living by the shore isn’t really me – I *did* live by the shore when I lived in Indiana (on the shores of Lake Michigan), but right now, I’m in north Texas, almost 300 miles from the shore, so it seemed kind of silly, because the blog wasn’t about living by the shore, or coastal decorating, or anything like that – it has always been about my passion for crafting, and affording time in my life to make that happen.
So, Afford Your Passions dot net is the new URL. Who knows, one day the dot com may become available, but if not, I think I’ve found my new home here at dot net
What do you think?