I've been doing pretty well sticking to my budget so far. Ok, so I've only been following my new budget for one month. Today I spent a little bit of money on my blogging hobby. I bought a domain name. That's right. I bought www.myfrugalfreedom.com for one year. It cost $17. The domain only cost $9 but then they used scare tactics and say that if I didn't pay $8 to keep my information private I would be hounded by spam and identity thieves. I couldn't let that happen!
I haven't quite figured out how to redirect the blog to that address. I think I followed all of the instructions but I have to wait until the host updates their info or something like that. I tried switching it before I read all of the instructions and almost had a heart attack when my blog disappeared and all I saw was a parked web page with ads. I thought I had lost my whole blog! I was able to switch it back, whew. I'll try it again later.
The reason I wanted to buy a dot com web address was because my company blocked the dot blogspot sites. I thought that other people might not be able to see my site either. I think that a plain dot com address won't be blocked. I don't know if it will make a difference but I thought it was worth $17 to try it for a year. One good thing about this hobby is that I am learning about computers, code, advertising, writing, etc.... Learning new things is always easier when I am doing something fun.