I’m constantly seeing new blogs starting up in personal development field, and some of the challenges for newcomers never change.
Typical blogging questions
– what’s better – a blogger.com account or my own domain and blog?
– how to find best hosting?
– what blogging software to use?
– how to optimize the blog for search engines (SEO)?
– how to upgrade the WordPress blog?
These and many other inquiries regularly arrive to my inbox from new and seasoned bloggers all over the world. I’ve helped many people fix existing problems or start new blogs, and gradually this led me to an idea of making our lives much easier.
I’m considering offering a blog hosting service with PersonalDevelopment.ie, and would like to hear your advice on whether such a service will interest you.
You can reate a new blog as a subdomain of PersonalDevelopment.ie, something like http://yourname.personaldevelopment.ie. You get to choose the exact name for the blog, and most likely you’ll have an installation of WordPress to manage on your own.
If you simply want to benefit from having a good-looking and relevant domain name, and will happily maintain your copy of WordPress installation, this will probably meet your expectations.
Very similar to the previous option, but I take the WordPress management off your hands – I will carry out coordinated (by email) upgrades of WordPress for your blog, will upgrade plugins, etc.
If you want to concentrate on your content and the value your blog will bring, but keep the peace of mind – that’s the option for you.
Managed hosting – your own domain
If you like the idea of someone managing your blog and keeping it up to date, but would like to stay with the domain name you already own, this should be possible for us to arrange.
Migrate existing blog to PersonalDevelopment.ie
If you already have a blog, and would like to migrate it to either of the above plans – I will be working with you to ensure your old blog redirects all the requests to their new location in a SEO-friendly manner.
This post is merely a request for your comments. If there is enough interest, I will present a full offer at some later time, but I want to make sure it will cater for all your needs and concerns, hence the questions :) If you believe you will benefit from any of the services above, please tell me why, and possibly hint how I can make it all work even better for all of us. There can be free and paid options available, as I’ve got a few ideas on this.
I can’t promise anything at this time, as there’s quite a few things to work out – personal and technical, but when there’s a will – there will be a way :)
Have you got any other ideas on hosting your blogs with PersonalDevelopment.ie? Are you interested in one of the options I’ve listed? Do you have any questions? Please ask in comments or contact me directly.