The second goal is to use SUZDAL.TRAVEL.BLOG in my lectures on marketing as an example of how to start an online project from zero, and how to fill it with proper content. I deliver these lectures in Russian, but I will share most of these ideas (having translated them into English) on this blog.
First of all, let me tell you why I chose Suzdal,
though I could have chosen any other Russian town or city I’ve been to. Or even
any other theme or subject.
I don’t live in Suzdal. My hometown is Belgorod, Russia. But I’ve been to Suzdal four times. From each trip to Suzdal I had brought hundreds of photos and dozens of plein air watercolor sketches. But this is not the main reason why I started this blog. I chose “Suzdal” for one reason: the name of this town goes pretty well with some (if not all) .blog subdomains.
Here is the list of available .blog subdomains for the moment of writing this post. WordPress.com owns these subdomains.
I believe that these subdomains will present and describe your new project much better than the majority of basic domains (.com, .org, .xyz, .photos, .tv, .club, .wine, etc.) for which you have to pay. The good news is that these .blog subdomains are free.
“Suzdal” is short in comparison with the names of other places I’ve been to. For example, I like very much two Russian towns (which are also included into the Golden Ring of Russia theme route): Pereslavl-Zalesskiy and Rostov Velikiy. But if you put these names with travel.blog or news.blog, you will see that “Suzdal” is a winner. Even “Saint-Petersburg” is a loser.
Who might gain from these WordPress.com subdomains? Anyone who starts a brand new project, whether it is connected with poetry, art, traveling, politics, education, etc. I think it’s much cooler to write on your business card something like USA.TRAVEL.BLOG (I registered it two years ago and uploaded there my sci-fi stories and haikus) than WeirdName.wordpress.com
I am talking this in the context of starting a new project on a free blogging platform using free subdomains.
How to get travel.blog, news.blog or any other .blog subdomain? Just type in your browser any of the subdomains and follow the registration steps.
I’ve been blogging for ten years and I think I have gained a lot of practical information which I would like to share with my blog readers. Feel free to ask any questions on blogging, arranging art exhibitions, writing texts for search engines, promoting your photo services online / offline, etc.
You may leave your questions in comments or send them
The only industry in Suzdal is tourism. The town avoided the industrialisation of the Soviet times and was able to preserve a great number of stunning examples of the Russian architecture of the 13th-19th century.
There are 305 monuments and listed buildings in Suzdal, including 30 churches, 14 bell towers and 5 monasteries and convents. 79 of them are federally protected buildings and 167 are regionally protected.