A URL shortener is a simple tool that takes a long URL and turns it into whatever URL you would like it to be.
Now for https://ajonp.com we have a lot of partners that I track feeds for and keep the "Webdev" world updated. This allows me to offer all of our "Purr-fect Peeps" a one stop shop for much of their knowledge requirements.
So when I say hey checkout Tyler's amazing React Course. It is way easier for me to remember two things
react. So now whenever I feel like mentioning Tyler's course it is easily accessible using my own domain
So you may have noticed all of my links are simply
link.ajonp.com which also gives my brand a much better reputation than a random "bit.ly" link. Yes they offer this capability as well, but it costs some $$!
So here is the BIG reason why I had to make the move!!!
I ran into an issue with Slack (so maybe the blame starts there) my subscriber link stopped working. So I went in for a quick edit on my old link and sure enough I can't change it. Which means the 1,000 places I now have
bit.ly/slack-invite will no longer work and I cannot update it back to working.
Now I have to track down all those bit.ly links floating all over the interwebs and update time...which me luck 😿
🎥 YouTube: https://link.ajonp.com/youtube
🌎 Site: https://link.ajonp.com/😺
📦 GitHub: https://link.ajonp.com/github
🗞AJ’s Week in Web: https://link.ajonp.com/week-in-web
💬 Slack: https://link.ajonp.com/slack
🐦 Twitter: https://link.ajonp.com/twitter
Drop in a comment and let me know why!