I shuttered my original blog a few years ago. Way too many SEO experiments over several years made it impossible to get it back into Google’s good graces. I started this one (blog, website, whatever) in 2013 on a domain name I practically sat on for more than two years.
I started my first blog at the end of May or the beginning of June in 2006. It took a couple of days to set it up after I found a web hosting company. I bounced from web hosting company to web hosting company until I figured out shared hosting wasn’t a good idea. It’s a lot better now.
If I remember correctly, I shut that website down after eight years. It could have been seven, but I don’t remember dates very well.
This blog (yes, it’s mostly a blog no matter what I call it) is only about four years old, which isn’t considered old. The domain name is over six.
The first two bloggers changed domain names somewhere along the line, but the original content remains the same.
The second is the ProBlogger himself, Darren Rowse. He changed it from a “.net” to a “.com” sometime after the owner of the “.com” gave it up. He started his blog in 2004.
John Pozadzides (who goes by “John P.”) started One Man’s Blog in July of 2006, nearly two months after I started my first one. Unlike me, he still blogs at the same domain name.
I know of a few old bloggers who simply stopped. The blogs still exist, without any new content in years. I know of a few old bloggers who morphed their blogs into something else.
I won’t mention any names. It would probably take me hours to remember more than one of their domain names.
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