|Wondering If You Can Have One Of The Deserted (Sometimes Empty) Blogs With The Great Names?|
Logically, you'd think Blogger would get rid of Blogs like that, but they never do. Their policy is otherwise. They're giving everyone a very long time to decide to come back and blog some more. There is no "expiration date".
Blogger Employee says: "Unfortunately, there is no way to take over a Blogger domain that has already been claimed by another user, even if that user hasn't published for quite some time. Blogger accounts and Blog*Spot addresses do not expire and we like giving users the option to come back to their blogs after long absences. The only suggestion we can offer is to contact the owner of the domain you are after---if they have chosen to list their email address---to see if they are willing to delete the blog."
So you need to think with more imagination. If it's the address you want, come up with one that's similar by adding a word or a letter or a number to the front or back of it. Or place hyphens or underscores between the words. The name on your blog can be anything, you know. It's only the URL that has to be unique. I don't know that most people pay attention to the URL. We just click on the links! Not many of us memorize your url and type it in from memory! I can barely type in my own from memory, frankly.
Consider the Marine motto that Clint Eastwood advised new marines in the movie "Heartbreak Ridge":
Improvise! Adapt! Overcome!
|Yet more detail can be seen at this Blogger Help page: |
I need to contact another user.
An additional consideration since Blogger added the UNDELETE feature. It's one more push in the same direction--Blogger makes it a little easier for users to get their own deleted blogs back and still says nothing about Newbies who may desire those old URL's.