How Registering My Domain Was The Hardest Decision I’ve Made With This Website So Far


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This time last year, I knew I had to change the URL of my website. Kidfromthe6ix.wordpress.com, just didn’t look professional. It made it seem like, I wasn’t taking this seriously, but I was scared. I didn’t know what would happen when I actually registered my domain. Would my website layout be different? Would it be harder to post? I’m the type of person who doesn’t like to take risks because it’s hard for me, not knowing what’s going to happen next.

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Again, It’s hard for me to take risks because I don’t like not knowing something. When you take a risks, you’re essentially hoping or praying for the best. Whatever the outcome is, you have no control over it. That’s why you just have to hope for the best, but for me I can’t simply just do that. That’s why I was so scared and nervous to register my domain. I talked to professors who ran websites in my school and for a living about what would happen when I actually did it and they didn’t give me a concrete answer. I even Googled about what would happen and I still didn’t get something concrete.

This only made me even more nervous, but I knew I had to do this. There was even something special coming up, so I knew I really had to do it. Drake’s Nothing Was The Same, was about to reach it’s one year anniversary. I thought the timing was perfect. Nothing Was The Same wasn’t just Drake’s album to me, the title really meant something. It was special. My website had been generating so much traffic and I had been reaching milestones faster than I had anticipated. I was finding new found confidence within myself from this website and I was meeting so many different people.

So when It was finally hit midnight and it was officially Drake’s, Nothing Was The Same’s one year anniversary, I took a deep breathe. Seeing midnight on the clock made my heart race. I knew it was today or never. So, in the early hours of September 24, 2014, I registered my domain.

I had never been more scared in my entire life at purchasing something. And guess what? Nothing crazy happened. My website was exactly the same as it was. The only thing that changed was my URL. It was finally, kidfromthe6ix.com. I remember running upstairs and telling my sister that I finally did it. I finally took the risk and bought the URL for a year. And maybe the moral of the story, isn’t about how registering my domain had and still is, the hardest decision, I’ve made with this website. Maybe, it’s about how I didn’t know what would happen when I did it, but I still did it and I was successful.

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Maybe, it’s all about how I actually took a risk and how taking the risk was actually a good thing. Now whatever the moral of the story is, on September 24th, 2014, I registered my domain. What does this mean? And why am I even saying all of this? It’s because today is the one year anniversary of that. Today is the second year anniversary of Drake’s, Nothing Was The Same. 

Now one year later, I’m generating triple the amount of traffic and essentially every country in the world has clicked on my website. I finally have advertisments and I’m looking forward to hitting 400,000 views by hopefully, November. I’ve been telling people, 400,000 views by the end of year, but I’m letting you know, that this could happen by November. Just the way, that it’s looking right now, but who knows. As I continue to write and post, I’ll see what happens.

Now on September 24, 2014, I was scared. I was scared because I was taking the next step with this website. A website, that was never supposed to become this huge, incredibly fun, obsessive, life changing, experience. It really is all of that and more. I really do wish Brazil won the World Cup, but I guess I’m kind of glad they didn’t. I would never created this website if they did.

And now, on September 24, 2015, I’m happy at what I did a year ago. I’m happy I took that risk and I have continued to take risks as well. And if you’re wondering, I re-reigistered my website, a few weeks ago. Nothing truly has the same since I did it the first time.

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MY MOTTO IS: IF YOU WANNA WIN THE LOTTERY, YOU HAVE TO MAKE THE MONEY TO BUY A TICKET!

From The 6ix,With Love

Thank You For Reading


Sincerely, Kid From The 6ix


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