It was perfectly timed because I have switched over to Blogger's Custom Domain Hosting the week before that,
"If you don't care to have blogspot.com in your blog's address, though, you can
get a domain of your own. We'll continue to host all your content as before, but it will be displayed at your new address. You can register domain names from any of a number of different registrars, and you can use .com, .org, .net or any other valid addresses. Remember: you only need to get the domain name; you don't have to pay extra for hosting service."
As I still had the extreme basic hosting plan before, I think the bandwidth would have been over the limit already. The advantages of using custom domain in Blogger included:
- You own your blog's domain name, so you can sell it or do whatever you want with the domain later.
- Give your blog it own custom domain identity.
- You don't have to pay for hosting. You got unlimited web space and bandwidth with Google Hosting without paying anything.
- It makes life easier if you are switching to Wordpress from *.blogspot, because you won't be losing that many links.
For everyone out there who would like to make a switch to custom domain or using Wordpress, it is recommended to do it early. It is definitely a must for any *.blogspot users who would like to take a step forward.