I would definitely have registered a domain name. I would have explored ways of marketing myself to become a reviewer a little more. And I would have left out more personal posts - actually since my blog has gotten more traffic I've gone back and removed a few posts from over a year ago.
I still plan to register a domain - as soon as I figure one out that I want to use. Until then, I'm happy as I am. I do this more for me and a few select friends/followers. If I finally get into the realm of having a domain, then I'll get serious about the template and making some major changes about how my blog is powered - possibly leave blogspot? Hard call.
i started my blog in june ....went from wordpress.com to wordpress.org in august....changed theme, feel, categories and added google friend connect late last week...joined under 100 follower MBC club over the weekend (already 50+ members have joined the google friend connect)
i need to activate the redirecting plugin for my feedburner feed...this will shoot up the subscriber count to atleast 280+)
Change is easy....do it!
Also the theme that i have chosen, lets me add my own header...i have chosen Halloween look currently! yippee!
I just started my blog over... my mommy blog on a new domain. I got lucky finding the domain, and it fits me more than my previous. I am still new on the mommy blogging end, but not unfamiliar to running and developing websites, so I am glad to finally find a place I can be inspired to write at.
I think I would have waited until I had my logo finished. My skills with Photoshop are akin to a 4 year old coloring. A friend is making mine now and it's not like I'm an established "brand". But it's always a little bit of an embarrassment when I click on my own site!
I'd really like to know what the deal is with paid-to-post sites. I haven't checked out much about these. Can someone explain the lowdown of what it is and why it stinks? Thanks! ;)