I’m happy to report that my blog has moved to it’s own domain, all about interest .com (no spaces).
I’ve had an extra domain I purchased from Godaddy over a year ago in hopes that I would make time to create a helpful website aimed at investments. I decided I didn’t have time for that but I did have time to start a blog and keep up with trades I do on my Etrade account. I think the name is fitting for this blog as well. The exponential growth of my income from dividends is really “all about interest” and its compounding effects.
So I decided over the weekend to link my google blogger account to my domain. I thought it would have been more difficult. It actually was really easy. I didn’t realize that google actually hosts your blog on their servers even when using your own domain name so I don’t have to pay a monthly server cost to Godaddy. I only have the annual name renewal which is fairly cheap at around $10 a year.
The only major drawback is that Google owns your blog and content. They could decide to shut it down at a moment’s notice. However, I see this as highly unlikely. It’s not like I’m posting any controversial subject matter. While I would be disappointed if Google discontinued Blogger and shut it down, it wouldn’t be devastating. I would continue making trades and find another medium in which to write about them.
That said, this blog has really given me a great way to track my portfolio and purchases. I feel that it actually holds me accountable for the goals I set. I also have met some very knowledgeable people along the way that have similar goals and interests. I’ve learned a lot about investing in the past year and yet I have a learn more to learn. This blog will continue to be about my own journey to a life of financial independence.