When Winter comes around in my neck of the woods I can’t get out and golf much. I also can’t golf much when I have torn cartilage in my chest, but that’s another story…
I’ve got two golf sites: www.hookedongolfblog.com and www.webcountryclub.com. Web Country Club has been strictly a golf forum for over a year now. Over the last few months I’ve been getting more and more into web design, hosting, forums, blogs, shopping etc. I’ve revamped Web Country Club and added a Pro Shop (online store), classifieds and a bunch of other stuff. I’m still working on much of it.
With what I’ve learned about blogs, hosting, forums etc., and with the explosion of golf blogs and sites out there, I’ve come up with a nutty idea: Web hosting specifically geared toward the GOLF industry. Hear me out:
The site: The Golf Server
How many golf blogs are under the blogger umbrella? Dozens if not hundreds. They all have names like “mygolfblog.blogspot.com.” Would it be cooler for a golf site to have “mygolfblog.thegolfserver.com” rather than “mygolfblog.blogspot.com”??? Or am I just on drugs? OK, I admit it… I am on lortab right now.
At The Golf Server I can setup a sub domain (like “mygolfblog.thegolfserver.com”) or setup a whole entire site (like mygolfblog.com). Any of the popular blogging software can be used: WordPress, b2Evolution, movable type, even blogger’s. And I can also setup golf forums, shops, photo galleries, chat rooms or whatever. I have a sample blog running under WordPress you can check out: http://blogs.thegolfserver.com.
With all the new golf sites and blogs popping up I thought why not get involved? Why not see if anyone is interested? Any ideas folks?
So what’s it worth? I don’t know. It is my first web experiment for 2006. I’m going to start out with hosting blogs for free under the abcd.thegolfserver.com setup. I’ll see if I get any nibbles. Maybe to pay for the bandwidth put some small google ads there. Thoughts? Wanna be a test subject and try a free golf blog?
why not just buy a domain name for 10 bucks year and get whatevernameyouwant.com just like beginnergolfing.com? throw some google ads up on the site and it pays for the domain and server bills and you’re still left with some extra cash in your pocket.
Sure can do. That’s always an option. I like it better to have your own domain name for sure. But some don’t even want to go that far apparently. They’d rather be slaves to blogger and not have to pay anything. Doesn’t make sense to me but that’s what they do.
I’d have to agree with you on that. It’s definitely a much easier process to go through with just signing up at something like blogspot or blogger rather than going through and finding a URL that’s available and finding a server to host the site on.
A golf targeted site would look better for golf sites IMO too. Unlike a generic whatever.blogspot.com
It’s so much easier just to do nothing, go to blogspot or someone similar and start typing, it’s all there ready to go.
But then I got bored and haven’t updated in god knows how long
Beginner, it goes one step farther. They not only don’t want to register a url and then find a host, but what do they do after that? Then they have a URL which isn’t necessarily pointing at the server and they have a server with nothing on it. That’s why blogger works so well for some is that there’s none of that and no installation of software (unless you change templates).
So maybe I can help them a little by getting them up and running with a blog or forum or whatever so they don’t have to do all that under the hood stuff.
By the way Kiwi. You mentioned your blog. Have you seen the comments on your latest post? There are dozens of golf spam comments there…
that’s one thing you have to keep up with when moderating your blog — spam.
yeah I know, must be damn near 20 now. I havent even checked in a month or so
Man you gotta get rid of that crap. 1. because it only helps the spammers and promotes them to do it more on your site. 2. It hurts your PR ranking with all those outbound spam links.
right you’ve got interested now. How do I go about it. Tell how over at WCC
I’m just heading over to delete my old blog
By the way I prefer the nucleus server
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