Andrei's Zgirvaci - Blog

Andrei's Zgirvaci - Blog

My portfolio is live! šŸŽ‰

Finally bought a domain, now my portfolio is live šŸ”“

My portfolio is live! šŸŽ‰

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Today I finally bought a domain at andreizgirvaci.com šŸŽ‰

I am not sure if I am the only one, but I feel like I am finally an adult because now I own my own domain and have a personal portfolio on it. šŸ’Ŗ

I used namecheap.com to buy my domain which came up pretty cheap: ~$9 and I used a coupon that dropped the price even more, to: ~$7. I always like to get things cheaper šŸ¤·ā€ā™‚ļø. P.s here is the coupon if you would like to use it: COUPONFCNC

It was super easy to connect my present website which is hosted on vercel.com to my domain.

Next step was to add some SEO meta tags, here is a list if you would like to use them:

<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1" />

<link rel="canonical" href={META.siteUrl}></link>
<link rel="icon" href="/favicon.ico" />
<meta name="theme-color" content="#7f5af0" />

<title>{META.title}</title>
<meta name="description" content={META.description} key="description" />

{/* Twitter */}
<meta
  name="twitter:card"
  content="summary_large_image"
  key="twitter_card"
/>
<meta name="twitter:title" content={META.title} key="twitter_title" />
<meta
  name="twitter:description"
  content={META.description}
  key="twitter_description"
/>
<meta
  name="twitter:image:src"
  content={META.image}
  key="twitter_image"
/>
<meta
  name="twitter:image:alt"
  content={META.imageAlt}
  key="twitter_image_alt"
/>
<meta
  name="twitter:site"
  content={META.twitterHandle}
  key="twitter_site"
/>
<meta
  name="twitter:creator"
  content={META.twitterHandle}
  key="twitter_creator"
/>

{/* Open Graph */}
<meta property="og:type" content="website" key="og_type" />
<meta property="og:title" content={META.title} key="og_title" />
<meta
  property="og:description"
  content={META.description}
  key="og_description"
/>
<meta
  property="og:image"
  content={META.image}
  key="og_image"
/>
<meta
  property="og:image:alt"
  content={META.imageAlt}
  key="og_image_alt"
/>
<meta
  property="og:site_name"
  content="Andrei.Zgirvaci"
  key="og_site_name"
/>
<meta property="og:url" content={META.siteUrl} key="og_url" />

You can see that I use key, this ensures there will be no duplicates in the <head> if similar metas appear later in other pages. I am using next.js btw... Also, you might see that I use a const META which is basically a JSON file where I store all my meta content.

Also, it's a good idea to verify your domain on google search which will also benefit your SEO!

Another cool thing I managed to do today was to link my current blog to my domain. Now you can find my blog at blog.andreizgirvaci.com šŸ˜Š

And just as a side note, when you move your blog from hashnode to your domain, all the SEO will be transferred which is super cool! This is a tweet where Sandeep Panda (Founder of Hashnode) confirmed my assumption!

That's it for today folks! It was quite a busy week for me trying to get this portfolio done. šŸ‹ļøā€ā™€ļø Next week I will add my new website to my email signature and also will share it with you so you can see the process of how I built it. šŸ˜Š Till next time! šŸ‘‹


p.s šŸ¤« I recently started a podcast called The Anxious Developer where I share my knowledge on how to reduce your stress, become more present and productive as a Developer. I would love to hear your thoughts on it! šŸ˜Š

Remember, you are worthy, you are loved and you matter! Have a great day! ā¤ļø

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