First things first. If you want a truly personalized - your very own - website, you ought to have your own domain name. It would be your permanent address on the web. A unique identity that you control. You can point it to any of your locations on the web (like right now, I am pointing mistrynitesh.net to this blog and few other places) or have email addresses ending with your domain name (like email@example.com), etc... the opportunities are unlimited.
Getting your own domain name? You think its too "geeky"? So did I until a few months ago. But believe me registering a domain name is just as simple as ordering a t-shirt from an online store. You just need a credit card/online bank account, luck and/or imagination. Credit card to pay for domain registration; luck to find your name available and that no one else owns it; and imagination so that if your name is not available you can be a bit creative to make-up a suitable name for yourself.
Let me tell you, whether you are an individual or an organization, spending that bit on your own domain name is worth every paisa (and no, I am not selling anything here).
I will post about choosing a domain name and getting deals on domain-registration later. Till then ciao!
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