Do as successful bloggers do.
Buy your domain and hosting. Let go free blogging platforms.
Most bloggers take the hard, failing blogging way to quitting because most bloggers blog on free platforms. I scanned a few more questions today by Quora folks asking about Medium. As if these folks need to be fully convinced to NOT blog on a free, crummy platform. Are you bonkers? Why does a free platform seem appealing to you? That specific reason – because it is FREE – is the prime cause why you struggle terribly with your blogging campaign. Let go Medium and Blogger and any free platform to accelerate your blogging success easy. Or cling to freebies and struggle.
The split second you invest money in a domain and hosting, you run circles around bloggers blogging on free platforms because you buy the credibility those freebie bloggers can never touch. Imagine seeing this blog post on a site titled: bloggingtips.blogspot.com…..how much would you trust a blogger who feared spending 10 to 20 bucks monthly for hosting and 14 bucks yearly for their domain name? Nobody trusts these bloggers much because said bloggers vibe fear, lack, limitation and poverty, all repellents to blogging success. On a deeper level, it plum looks terrible to see a free blogging platform domain name because you are a branding shill for the free blogging platform, not yourself.
Imagine billing yourself as a credible blogging tips blogger. Someone clicks thru to your blog. Medium pops up. Guess what? You are a Medium blogger promoting the Medium brand. You are not a blogging tips blogger because if so, your blog domain name would be blogging tips or something similar, and nothing else. Clarity-thing. Confidence-thing. Branding-thing. Credibility-thing.
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Do you see how my brand logo appears on the eBook cover? Branding 101. Now imagine someone buying my eBook, typing in bloggingfromparadise.com, and seeing either a dead link or someone else blogging on that link? I lose credibility instantly. Now imagine said reader reaching the last page of my eBook to see my blog link: bloggingfromparadise.blogspot.com…..how quickly would the reader lose respect for me? How fast would the individual cease to trust me? How can you trust someone who blogs on a free platform? Free blogging platforms look cheap, amateur-hour-ish and give off no branding feel, as you are branding Google aka Blogspot, not yourself, your business and your brand.
Please stop discussing Medium, Blogger and other free platforms as viable blogging options guys. The fact you need convincing to drop Medium proves how genuinely lost you are. Free platforms will take you about as far as you can throw a boulder. Unless you are a strong man or strong woman, that ain’t too far. Buy your domain and hosting. Gain instant credibility. Accelerate your blogging success easily. While free platform bloggers struggle horribly for years, you will run circles around these folks because you took the easy, simple step of buying a decent amount of credibility and trust by investing in your domain and hosting.
This is such an easy step that saves you years of heartache and struggle that you need to take it or else suffer the consequences. Do as professional bloggers do. Let go free platforms today. Buy your domain and hosting to do blogging right.