Where did your blog go?
I got an email from Sara of My Travels fame wondering where my blog went? I didn’t even know it was missing. I had published a post yesterday and it was still there last night when I checked my comments. However I tried it this morning and sure enough it was missing, kaput, adios.
I have my own domain name registered for jimbosjourneys. In fact I am a reseller of domain names and I was one of my own accounts. How could I possibly lose control of my own domain name.
I remember getting an email from Enom. They are a large seller of domain names and hosting services who I am a reseller for. They had mentioned that the credit card on hand with them had expired and I would have to update it. I went ahead and did that, but sure as shooting my domain name expired yesterday and was long gone from the Internet.
I went into my account and realized I had to add money to my account in order for them to renew my domain name. I know it sounds complicated but it is something I normally have to do once a year for my own domain names.
Then when I got the email from Sara I realized what happened. I went into my Enom Reseller account and took care of business. To be sure I don’t have to do this every year I renewed it for 5 years.
I use WordPress to publish my blog. I used to use Blogger but switched over to WordPress many years ago. They are both very good and and each has their own unique features. I think a lot of it is what you feel more comfortable using.
My link to my WordPress account is jimmelvin.wordpress.com which takes you to my blog. I liked my name jimbosjourneys.com and checked to see if that domain name had been taken. It hadn’t so I grabbed it several years ago. Now I can tell everyone to just go to jimbosjourneys.com instead of the long drawn out WordPress link. I also found that people could remember my new name much easier then the old WordPress name
Once I bought the domain name I was able to link it to my WordPress account and that is how it remained until this morning.
If any of you are interested I can tell you how to do this and make your blog a bit more professional looking. Just let me know.
By the way Enom takes care of all the billing for me so I can’t make the same mistake on a customers domain name. I guess I need to pay closer attention to my email.
Was it missing when you checked it?
Many of you might not have even noticed it as it was only unlinked for a few hours this morning. Now if I can only remember to do this 5 yrears from now when it has to be renewed! HA!