Cyber Monday 2014: A disappointment :-(

Cyber Monday 2014

I was a bit disappointed with yesterday’s Cyber Monday! There wasn’t really that many good deals for bloggers like me who were looking for deals on web hosting and domain registration. Or I might have been focused on Bluehost and Godaddy only. Ha!

You see, I am a loyal customer. When I find a service I am satisfied with, I don’t go looking anywhere else anymore. I am a very satisfied Bluehost and Godaddy customer for years! All my domains are registered at Godaddy while I’ve been with Bluehost for years as well. I was expecting a big discount on renewals on both companies but I guess they didn’t focus on that this year. Last year, I was able to get really, really good discounts.

Oh well, better luck next year for me!

I just have to take note here that both Bluehost Tech supports and Godaddy people were very accommodating, even helping me check deals applicable to me. I am really hats off to these companies who know how to value their loyal customers!

Renewal of domains.

The thing with maintaining a large number of sites is that you have to be ready for the time when you will be renewing the domain names attached to each.

I know some bloggers who made sure to register their domain names for three to five years in one go. I couldn’t do that lest I will be out of money in my online account. So what I do is I register for a year and wait until its due date to renew each. Of course, there are domain names which will expire on the same day so the renewal cost can be too much for me.

Well, what I am trying to say here is that be sure that you have the capacity to maintain a site including renewal of its domain name before you start one. You can choose to go the free way with Blogger DOT com and WordPress DOT com but if you want a personalized site, your own URL, that is, then be prepared to shell out a small amount every year for the domain name renewal.

I am telling you, if you have more than three domains to renew in one go, it will make a big dent on your pocket unless you have a discount coupon code to use.

Ah, stress!

stress

This thing that the lord of the net is doing to us bloggers is stressing me out. Removals here and there and the uncertainty of ever receiving the same number of tasks as before… I just hate that freaking lord of the net! All they want is to amass everything, even the small cut we bloggers get! Darn them!

Have you noticed how stressed out I am because of it? It’s just so unfair to be treated this way when they are amassing A LOT compared to us.

BUT… there is no point in stressing myself out over it. I have no control over what that lord of the net is doing so might as well think of ways on how to outsmart them.

Hmm…

Close to 24 hours without DSL!

Almost 24 hours without DSL and all because someone might have tampered with our line. Damn it! This is one of the many reasons why I want to transfer into another neighborhood. In this area, only a handful of us have internet lines. I suspect that those who know how to do it tamper the lines so they can connect to the net, too. What I find so maddening about this is we the legitimate subscribers are the ones who encounter problems while they are enjoying their free connection without hassles.

Double darn!

I really wish we can move to a brand new home very soon.

Choosing domain names

Domain Name. How important is it? Do you know that in this virtual world, your domain name is your address. You can direct your family, friends, and those people you want to know you to your domain. For businesses, this is your virtual business address. So you can just imagine how important a domain name is.

When I was just starting in professional blogging, it took me weeks to think of a suitable domain name for my blog. I was thinking of something that will be catchy, something that will easily be remembered when bloggers will think of me. Thus, sasha-says.com was born.

I have other blogs and the domain names of those blogs are well thought of. I spend hours, days thinking of an appropriate name for the blog I have in mind before I go and register one. Now, if you have a domain name in mind, either for a blog or a web site, think about it first. Remember, you are stuck with it for a year when you register it. Plus, there are some who will associate your blog to that domain name already and when you change it, it will lose its identity. Remember that before making a decision to register a domain name you have in mind, okay?

Update in process?!?

I just noticed that the PageRank (PR) of all the sites I go to show a “?” in the PR button. Is there an update in process? If there’s one, I hope it will be favorable to my blogs. God knows I need a boost in the PR department.

Have you noticed it, too? Check it now and you’ll see what I’m talking about.

PR has wrecked so much havoc in my blogging life in the past. I remember being devastated losing the green juice showing in the browser toolbar. But I learned to live with it. I am still hoping for a favorable one when an update occurs, but it won’t devastate me anymore when I see a big fat zero.

Hahaha!

Still…

😉

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