We all have a passion, an interest or something to say, and we should all have our very own website to share our thoughts and connect with similar people. That’s why I think every single person should have a website.
Domain and Format
For your website, you’re going to want a domain – I think .me or .me.[your countries TLD] is the best for this. It’s the intended use, as stated by ICANN and they only cost around $10/year.
If someone called John Smith, who lives in the UK, wanted his website, I say his domain should be…
john-smith.me.uk or johnsmith.me.uk or john-smith.me or johnsmith.me
Or, if the .me domain is taken, maybe .blog (for blogs).
You could always use .com or any other TLD (as I have), but it isn’t proper use and can be more expensive.
As I said at the start, we all have a passion, interest and opinions to share. You could set up an easy about me and contact me website or setup a blog, just like mine!
Custom Email Addresses
Some people may want to setup their own emails, our friend John Smith might want the email email@example.com. But, I understand why people may want to stick with their trusty Yahoo, Gmail, or Outlook accounts.
Oh the options! For free you could go with something like 000webhost (not recommended) or Google Blogger. For cheap you could go for Namecheap (I wrote a post about this!) which comes with drag and drop, email, WordPress and more. Or for an easy drag and drop, webs, wix, weebly, and squarespace are all options.
I think if you’re tech-savvy enough to still be reading this, go for it. Websites are great places, often called your little internet home.
Website developer (HTML, CSS, PHP, Bootstrap) and blogger. I’m @jacobasammon!