May 07, 2016

Setting up snowlimitz.com

Today I set up www.snowlimitz.com.  The domain cost me about 10 quid, compared with 3000 quid if I wanted to have an 's' instead of a 'z' at the end.

The reason for setting up is so that I can have a pure skiing blog, which if you're into webby stuff you'll know is better for link juice.  If you're not then you probably don't care.  Anyway, most of my snow related posts will go on the new blog from now on, and the random IT, travel etc will stay on here.

As you can see, I did it with blogger rather than WordPress.   I've used WordPress for some other things, and wanted to again, but I was put off by the advertising policy.  WordPress don't want you to advertise except via their version of Adsense. They say it's really good, which may be the case, but I find that type of inflexibility intolerable.  If I at least had the choice I would have probably given their adserver a go, and most likely would never have got round to switching it off, but like a lot of people, if you tell me I can't do something, I'm more likely to try and do it.  Of course WordPress say you should go for a hosted WordPress site if you want the flexibility but that's really not a decision that's realistic for an individual setting something up in an evening.

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