So, I had been thinking about doing this for a while, but never really put much research into it. And believe me, before I do ANYTHING, I've researched it a billion times. But then one morning, I read a blog post about how you should buy your domain name early, because if your blog turns out to be successful, someone might buy it out from under you and then you'll have to pay them extra to get it.
I decided I needed to hop on it. Probably should have spent a bit more time thinking it out, but whatevs.
I went to godaddy.com and searched for the domain name I wanted... it was available, hooray! And it was something like $12 for a year. After a quick google search for 'go daddy coupon codes', the price went down to $10. I bought it. And then I panicked.
See, I hadn't thought about how to actually implement it. I mean, I bought the name, what do I do now? Go Daddy had some instructions and I followed them. And it seemed to work OK... and then I freaked out. I became convinced that my entire blog had somehow disappeared from cyberspace, even though I was able to get on it just fine. I sent a panicky email to Amy from While Wearing Heels (love her) and forced her to check my site and make sure it hadn't gone bye-bye.
It was still there. GIANT SIGH OF RELIEF.
So, I spent about $10 and got a good 45 minutes of sheer panic before thinking, 'hey, I have my own domain name... sweet.'
Have you guys thought about buying your domain name?
FYI: Not a sponsored post for Godaddy.com... they were the only place I knew to buy a domain name from. I remembered them from their Superbowl commercial. So, see? Those millions of advertising dollars for that 30-second commercial have finally paid off for those guys. :)