So, I’ve been thinking about utilizing WordPress’ Domain Mapping feature and turning this site into wondergoon.com. There are several problems with this idea, however.
The largest one is funds. The service costs $17.99/year. Now, while I think I can afford eighteen bucks, I don’t have it now.
The other major concern is, if I do convert it to a .com address, would it really spur me to write more or offer more insightful commentary about the world in which we live? Or, at the very least, my small, infinitesimal part of it? Not sure about that. What do you think?
Another consideration is adding the ability to upload audio files and creating a podcast show. Not sure if this is the way I want to go, but, I’m willing to entertain the idea (again) if there is some interest from the readership. (Though I cannot promise to be articulate or any more coherent than I am with text). This option costs $19.96 (or thereabouts) and I believe it’s a one time payment. (Which would be nice).
Changing the site over to a .com would allow me the option of generating revenue via a new opt-in service WordPress rolled out about a week ago, called WordAds. I don’t know how much revenue we’re talking about, but my guess is any revenue generated is done via a click-through on the ads type deal.
Of course, I could just buy my own .com somewhere and find a reasonable web host to carry it. This is more expensive, but, I can have much more control over the advertisements and how much I charge for them. And, of course, podcasts.
Let me know what your thoughts are. Are any of these changes of interest to you? What sorts of changes would you find most appealing? What needs to be changed?
I look forward to your thoughts.