Isa sa mga bagong tampok ng Blogger is that you can host the application on your domain. (I noticed they offer using your Google Account login on the new platform, too. That’s nice). WordPress has offered to host your blog, customizing your theme, adding plugins, etc. for quite a while now. I believe it’s one of the key reasons why I chose WordPress… I wanted to own my domain.
Ang problema sa pagsisimula ng iyong blog at patakbuhin ito sa isa sa maraming mga platform, tinig, typepad, blogger, O WordPress, is that they own your traffic, not you. You are reliant upon their servers, their platform changes, their downtime, everything! The only thing you ‘own’ is your voice.
That’s not a big issue if you just want to keep a journal out there. But changing your mind down the road and deciding you want to be serious about blogging, perhaps get some advertising, etc., and guess what? You’re stuck… all the major search engines now have your voice (content) indexed at someone else’s website. That means they own the traffic, not you.
At ano ang mangyayari kung mag-tiyan sila? Paano kung ang kanilang pagganap ng server o software ay hindi maipaliwanag na kahila-hilakbot na kailangan mong iwanan sila. Sa kasamaang palad, maaari mong kunin ang iyong mga post ngunit, sa kasamaang palad, hindi mo maaaring kunin ang iyong pag-index ng search engine. Maaaring itakda ka sa likod ng mga linggo at buwan habang naghihintay ka sa lahat na i-index ang iyong site at i-update ang lahat ng kanilang mga sanggunian sa iyong site. Ngayong katapusan ng linggo, inilipat ko ang aking site sa ibang account, at lahat ng aking mga link at mga resulta sa paghahanap ay patuloy na gumagana tulad ng dati. Inirerekumenda ko rin ang paggamit ng isang permanenteng istraktura ng link upang kung lumipat ka sa ibang platform, mapapanatili mo ang iyong istraktura ng link.
Ang payo ko sa mga bagong blogger?
Own your blog domain! Don’t even let your ‘techy’ register it for you. You need to own it, you need to renew it, you need to keep track of it. Owning a domain is like owning your street address, would you put that real estate in someone else’s name? Why would you do it with your business or your blog?
Ang payo ko sa mga platform ng pag-blog?
Offer name server services. This would allow me to register a domain name with my favorite registrar, but point my name server to your site. If I decide to move my blog or site to a different host, I could simply move my site and update my name server. This could be a ‘pay per use’ model as well. I would avoid domain name registration services since they can be a pain in the butt and you’d have to add all sorts of support and integration to your site. But having a domain name server that points http://mydomain.com to http://mydomain.theirdomain.com is quite simple.