Tuesday, March 20, 2012

My New Domain Name!

I finally did it! I purchased the domain name to callmewhatyouwantevencheap.com. I am leaving blogger and heading over to my own site. I've decided that I want to give this personal finance blogging a shot and take it a bit more serious. I've been getting quite a bit of support from you guys and I am humbled that you find the information on this site useful.

I started blogging for several reasons. The first being, I just wanted to help others in the area of personal finance. I am very comfortable in this area because I've been in the industry for 14 years. That doesn't mean I know it all, I still learn from you and other fantastic bloggers everyday, but I think I can add my 3 cents here and there. (I made 3 cents up, since most people say 2 cents) The second reason is I want to make sure I stay on track. Although I have a paid for home, I plan to purchase another home soon and need to make sure I continue to save. Listening to Dave Ramsey most days and having discussions with you and fellow bloggers keeps me on the right track. The third reason why I started blogging was out of boredom. That may sound bad, but it's the truth. I get bored very easily and need to be constantly stimulated to keep my brain from getting bored. This blog has been challenging and fun! I felt like giving up a few times and then I'll see a comment or get an email that just picks me right back up again. So thank you! This is starting to sound like a good bye letter!

Anyways, back to my new domain name. I originally purchased a domain name from Go Daddy back in February. After doing some research and checking some other hosting sites out there, I decided to go with Blue Host and use WordPress to create my blog. I really like some of the tools that some of my fellow bloggers have used through WordPress, I also like the look of some of their sites.

When I registered my domain name with Go Daddy, I wasn't aware that I have to stay with them for two months before I can transfer my domain name to another company. I found that out late last night when I was trying to transfer it myself. After an hour of trying to do it myself, I finally picked up the phone to call Go Daddy to ask them what the problem was. (I've got to learn to ask for help sooner than later. I could have saved myself an hour last night) I was told I have to wait until April 11. The good news is, that's only about three in a half weeks away.

Wish me luck on my new transition!


Anonymous said...

Awesome! I look forward to seeing more form you over at the new hub :D

Shondell said...

Thanks Frugal Fries, I am sure it will be an adventure.