It doesn’t feel like I’ve been blogging for long until I look at dates. By “blogging” I mean publishing consistently. I’ve always had a desire to write. I remember messing around on WordPerfect after accessing it from MS-DOS. I remember scribbling in notebooks I bought to write on subjects that consumed my early teen mind.
I just had no idea how to “publish”. You know, get it to people, challenge their thinking, spark conversations and do something that matters. Simple things, like changing the world. You know…
Back to blogging… I had attempts at blogging and dabbled in 2009. When I’ve decided on something it’s settled. 2010 saw me taking my game to the next level. I now write everyday. (My set minimum is 300 hundred words)
It’s been a great journey. I’d like to think I’ve become better writer with all this practice. Through blogging something I knew already, became more apparent; sometimes I don’t know what I think about something until I write about it.
I have attempted to share why I blog in this post: Unmasked. The other reasons come to light through blogging itself.
In 2010 I bought the domain, “blessingmpofu.com”. I was initially unhappy that I couldn’t think of something crafty. No cool blog names. Then I thought, “What could be cooler than my name?”
I’m grateful for the influence and doors that have opened as a result of the blog. Don’t get it twisted; the blog is just a medium I publish through. I’ll be upfront, at the risk of being perceived as arrogant:
I’ve worked my butt off crafting posts, trying to clarify my thoughts and publishing. It is not the blog it is the work behind it and actually publishing. Blogging is a great way to connect with the world. A great connection point for many things, one of which is making a difference.
I haven’t arrived, that why I’m at it virtually everyday.
Back to the opportunities and influence I’ve been privileged to realize through blogging…
So, I bought “blessingmpofu.com”, learned a lot of things by accident both in the technology and content creation. I learned to be disciplined.
I’m on the verge on something new on the blog. Time for the next level. I’ve always wanted “blessing.com” but someone beat me to it. And whoever has it wants a fortune for it.
I’d rather feed a starving kid than spend that kind of money on a domain name. I think in some instances great domain names have been overrated hence such crazy prices.
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Back to the domain…
So, today, in fact, last week I said goodbye to “blessingmpofu.com”. It’s been a great run.
Say “Hi” to “blessing.im” instead. It’s shorter and easier to share with people. I have no issues with my last name but it’s kind of a pain when I have to spell it every time I give out my domain name. It is fun and excruciating when hearing people trying to say my last name.
So, I’ve made it easier for everybody and moved “blessingmpofu.com” to “blessing.im”. I’ve had “blessing.im” for a while, thanks to Name.com and it was just a matter of time to move things.
A shout out to Lee Watkins aka UniekLee for helping with the move. A great guy if you need some WordPress guy to do stuff for you…
I like the extension “.im”. So now I get to say, “blessing.im”. With the extension sounding like “I Am”. Get it, “Blessing dot I AM”.
There are some cool things coming up on blessing.im to take your leadership and life to the next level. Stay tuned.
For now, that’s all folks…
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