Holy CANNOLI, I own my domain!
I made a little announcement about this when I purchased it on Wednesday on my Instagram (@creatingbridgid) but this is such a big deal it deserves its own post!
I bought my domain and now own creatingbridgid.com which is not only the coolest thing I’ve ever done but also the scariest.
Owning my domain was a long-term goal for me. I had no intention of buying it right away, I was going to let the blog grow in posts and followers, and let myself get a little more comfortable with these weekly posts before I jumped into buying my domain. But, the more I talked about my future with my blog and what I hoped to accomplish and the more I went through my every day life (which began to consist of constantly thinking about this little blog space I’d created) the more I realized I wasn’t really sure what I was waiting for.
I wanted a greater following but following comes from regular, quality content and an easily accessible blog and dropping .wordpress.com was going to definitely help. So I bit the bullet and went for it.
And y’all, I am so excited.
I’ve visited my blog every single day, just to look at it and type in creatingbridgid.com. I’ve been so excited to have so much more control over design elements in my blog. I’ve got more templates that I can use, and can now use far more colors and fonts. I even started dabbling in graphic design (I’m honestly just using the sketchbook app on my laptop and it was really intimidating initially but with a little help, I got it (kinda) down.) and created a simple and neat logo that I think turned out pretty neat-o.
I’ve also become so much more excited about my blog. Before I would meekly say, “Yeah, I run a blog” and now I’m bursting at the seams, trying to tell everyone about it, and what I’m doing with it, and where they can find me.
This feels like a big step in a very promising direction for me. I’m overwhelmed by the excitement I’m feeling and all the ideas that are cycling through my brain endlessly. I have so many big plans for this website and I have so much to share and so many things I want to do and I just can’t wait for it to unfold so you all can be a part of it!
While restarting my blog was a big deal and a fresh start for me, buying my domain is like the next-next big thing and I’m just so thankful for each and every one of you who reads my blog and visits it weekly. I wouldn’t have had the guts to buy it without the positive feedback I’ve received so far even though I’m still so new to this. It really helped me make the leap and take this next step. It’s just been so overwhelmingly positive and exciting for me!
I realize this is a slight ramble, I apologize. I’ve been wondering what to say all week, and how to show my excitement but I have no other words to describe it! It is just so amazing and exciting for me. I just can’t wait to see where this takes me, and bring you all along for the ride!