Today I have a major announcement. Here it is...
I'm abandoning this blog!
Today marks the end of On Copywriting on my Typepad domain. I am no longer going to blog on Typepad.
It's a strange feeling. I've been blogging for over four years on Typepad. Here's a little history.
When I got started blogging, I blogged about health. In fact, I wrote over 300 articles about health, exercise, and nutrition. You can see those blog posts here.
I never made much money from this blogging activity. But I sure had fun. I would usually write my posts during my lunch break at work. Every day I'd look forward to writing my next blog post. I built up a decent readership during the first couple years.
It's funny to look back at the home page of that blog. I can see where my thinking was back in 2005. I've come a long way since then.
Later, I migrated my posting about health to The Health Blog. The transition went okay, but not great. One thing I tried to do was bring on other bloggers to help with the posting. My approach didn't work as well as I thought it would, even though I offered to pay for each post.
I had actually grown tired of writing about health. And I had started blogging about copywriting, so it was difficult to maintain my activity on both blogs. So The Health Blog fell by the wayside. It's now like a little blog island floating on the vast Internet ocean.
Now I'm making another change. Instead of blogging here on this domain, I've moved to a Wordpress blog hosted at www.RyanHealy.com. This is the new blog where you will find me.
Why have I decided to do this? There are a few reasons.
1. By having my name as my blog domain, it allows me greater liberty in my daily posting. Instead of my blog being focused mostly on copywriting, it will now have a slightly different focus. I've already written about this on my new blog.
2. When I started blogging, I chose Typepad because Seth Godin used it. I figured, "If it's good enough for Seth Godin, it's good enough for me." Turns out, Seth Godin has said choosing Typepad was the biggest mistake he made. Think about it: he doesn't own the domain and, therefore, he doesn't own any of his inbound links!
3. James Brausch told me to switch. His exact words were, "Stop the Typepad nonsense and get a domain."
So... The new blog is located at www.RyanHealy.com. If you have linked to my blog in the past, you may want to update that link. I've also begun a new blog notification list. This is for a few reasons. Perhaps I'll talk about them later. If you want to be notified of posts on the new blog, you will have to join the new blog email list and/or update your RSS feed.
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