Got something to say? .BLOG it!
Got something to say? Need a home for your online journal? A place to post your thoughts, build your case, discuss your insights, or showcase your expertise?
Blogging has redefined the web, and today a blog is a key element of any website. Now the .BLOG domain offers a new way to claim your place on the platform.
.BLOG domains are Hot!
New Top Level Domains like .BLOG add an extra layer of meaning ‘to the right of the dot’. Coupled with a good generic keyword, a .BLOG domain name makes it immediately obvious what the purpose of the site is, and premium names are set to become highly valued: Sports.blog? Food.blog? Fashion.blog? We can expect to see some record prices.
Blog It & Flog It!
For everyday sites too, however, a .BLOG domain name is an ideal way to identify your site’s purpose by its online address. Got a personal brand? .BLOG it! Got a hobby or a passion? .BLOG it! Represent a community or an organisation? .BLOG it! Got a product or service to sell? .BLOG it - and then FLOG it!
How to Blog
A blog is a conversation. The best bloggers are authorities on their subject, and they got that way by listening, by study and by experience. But unlike traditional one-way media, bloggers recognise that they are part of a discussion. Before you blog, read other blogs in your subject area. Leave a comments, and read other comments. Get a feel for the community of bloggers, and introduce yourself. Then, begin!
There is a huge range of blogging tools and platforms. The advent of blogging software and Content Management Systems is a revolution in publishing, effectively reducing to zero the barrier to entry.
The open-source Wordpress platform is the most popular choice for most bloggers. In fact, it’s brought to you by the same people who are behind the new .BLOG domain: Automattic. But they’ve generously made .BLOG available to all, whether you use Google’s Blogger, or Tumblr, or anything else.
Blog about what moves you! Here are some ways to use a .BLOG domain name.
- Cities, regions: dublin.blog, provence.blog, nola.blog, saopaulo.blog
- Food & Drink: coffee.blog, mozzarella.blog
- Topics of Interest: baroque.blog, camino.blog, doc.blog, design.blog, true.blog, data.blog, odd.blog
- Fandom: buffyfans.blog, captains.blog, justblaze.blog
- Names: matt.blog, paolo.blog, jjj.blog, dave.blog, don.blog, nicola.blog