It’s true. As you might notice in your feed reader of choice, or the location bar in your browser of choice: the URL you’re currently at is NOT http://blog.erbtech.com/.
You should now see http://www.ellisbenus.com
Who is Ellis Benus?
The author of the blog you’re currently reading! :]
Unfortunately, ERBTech.com was not my first choice for a domain name. Since I’m growing my web design business and this blog I wanted the best domain name possible. Recently I purchased EllisBenus.com for better branding purposes, so here we are today.
The blog is still the same, and old links will resolve to the new address without interruption. You will not even have to change your RSS feed if you don’t want too. However, I now sport a new, fancy FeedBurner feed.
Was the name the only thing to change?
Heck No! The site your on right now is no longer on the same hosting plan, switched from StartLogic to Site5 (way better!), the domain name is not in the same place (same move), and the feed has changed, but I told you that already.
Why the changes?
You’ve heard it a thousand times, or more. Blogging is a labor of love. Well, my love outgrew my old hosting (as did my web design business) and my desire to upgrade put me where I am today.
More changes to come!
I’ve been wanting to write about this for some time now, but put it off until I got the blog moved to its new hosting and domain name.
- Upgrade to the newest WordPress and move to new Hosting (Done!)
- Design a custom template for this blog
- Ramp up SEO efforts (In Progress)
- Offer merchandise (primarily T-Shirts I design)
- Organize my Categories
- Increase the depth and breadth of my articles
- Find guest bloggers to post here
- Increase my readership
- Monetize this blog
- Pay Per Post Articles (I’ve already written a few)
- Affiliate Programs
Why do you care?
Something brought you to this blog, and I want to keep bringing you back. What you will gain from my accomplishing these goals is an in depth series of posts telling you exactly how I did it, and how you can do it too.
There are tons of people telling how you should run your blog, unfortunately, few of them tell you how they’ve done it up to that point. I am to rectify that ommision.
As always, feedback is wanted so please post in the comments!
If you are interested in guest posting please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.