Friday, April 3, 2009

A Piece of Advice (rant) to Experimental Bloggers

Okay, so I’m trying to create a new blog and I’ve been attempting all the Blogger URLs that I might like to use. But, of course, they’re all taken.

Even worse, these people either a) haven’t posted anything since five + years ago, b) only have one post that was made five + years ago, or c) simply made a “test” page.


blogging cartoon

I’m not really “enraged” that people set up these accounts with the hope of keeping up with them, but come on. One post? A test page?

Please, if you’re experimenting with blogging, or just making a pointless test page, choose a pointless URL. Pick something no one else would ever want, like “ilovehitler.blogspot.com,” or just “testpage.blogspot.com.” (I don’t know if those are taken, but I don’t think anyone would want to pick them anyway – unless someone actually did make a test page and called it “testpage,” in which case that’s okay.) Besides, you can always change it later.

Or, if after some test posts you decide blogging isn’t for you, change the URL to something ridiculous.

It’s not a huge deal that every URL I want to use is already in “use,” but it’s annoying enough that, ironically enough, I had to blog about it.

4 comments:

  1. Yes! I had this problem when I was trying to find the name of my original blog. There are so many blogs with only one post. That's one of the reason I decided to buy my own domain.

    I think another problem is that Blogger's terms of service say that they will never delete blogs. I think that if you only post once, but don't post again after a certain amount of time, they should delete it.

    I hope you find one for your new blog.

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  2. I had the same problem when I first started my blog as well. I must have spent hours searching for the perfect blog name with a URL that wasn't yet taken. I wanted awkward blog initially, but that was of course taken by someone who considers themselves a blogger after one post. I tried so many combinations: awkward things, awkward moments, awkward things in life...then, once I stopped thinking about it, blog awkward hit me. It says everything it needs to say, and its awkward sounding.

    All this to say, that don't worry, the right blog URL will come to you!

    And your guest post is up! Thanks so much for contributing Lauren!

    Julie-Anne
    blogawkward.blogspot.com

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  3. I am a fresh blogger and this advices could really be useful.. Still I appreciate your sarcasm.

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