But I can put multiple blogs on one domain, and so can you. I've had a book blog for some time and also am doing other things online. I wanted to consolidate the various items online and thought a domain of my own might provide for some fun experimentation. And really, where else can you get a $1.19 lesson in domain hosting and blog publishing except from Godaddy and Blogger?
So I moved my book blog to http://blog.ejly.net first. Here's steps for you to follow:
- Register with Godaddy.com
- Log into godaddy already to start administering your site.
- Go to Domains, then select My Domains
- Click on the domain name
- Click the link "Total DNS Control and MX Records" - the page is really busy, so do a text search for "Total DNS Control and MX Records" to find it if you can't easily see it
- In the CNAMES (Aliases) section, click the button for "Add a new CNAME record"
- Add "blog" and "ghs.google.com" as the new screen name. Attached is the screen shot showing what it should look like. (CNAME.jpeg)
- It may take an hour (at least) for this to start propagating across the internet, and the propagation process may take up to 3 days or more to complete. That gives you time to do the next part. Sometimes it is really quick.
- Log in to blogger, go to 'settings' then select 'Publishing'. Then select 'custom domain' then select 'switch to advanced settings'
- Add "blog.yourdomain.yourdomainextension" or whatever is appropriate to your particular idiom.
- Do step 7-10 again for additional blogs, be sure to vary the first part of the URL. Your original Blog*Spot address will automatically forward to your new domain. That way, any existing links or bookmarks to your site will still work.
The $1.19 price tag for the lesson is for the 99¢ domain name registration currently available from godaddy, plus the 20¢ ICANN fee.