I suggest purchasing your URL. If you use blogger you can use a free URL that contains blogspot.com however you do not own that URL until you purchase it. It is very important to create a unique URL that is easy to remember and that is catchy. If you chose a URL that no one knows what it means then you can create a tag line that explains your URL. For example our URL is StockpilingMoms.com and our tag line is “A guide to frugal living”.
If you use blogger you can purchase your URL through blogger for $10. This removes the blogspot.com out of your URL and changes it to a .com, .net or other choice available. I suggest searching for available URL’s before you create your blog name. You want your URL and blog name to match and you want to own the URL before you launch your site. I also suggest purchasing variations of and mispellings of your name including a variety of .com, .net and other versions of the URL. These can all be forwarded to your main URL. You don’t want someone to purchase your URL and try to piggyback off of your success by pointing a variation of your URL to their site.
Melissa has been blogging since 2008. She taught Family and Consumer Science (Home Economics) on the high school level for 11 years before becoming a mom. In June 2005 after her son came home from Guatemala, she made the decision to leave her career and become a SAHM. In order to achieve this goal and live on one income, her family had to make some drastic changes in their lifestyle. In 2009 she saved $3600.00 through stockpiling. Her hope is through Stockpiling Moms, she will be able to help others join her on the journey to frugal living.