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Custom domains have always been a good idea in that they lend more credibility to your blog. People like to see the custom .com name, and it can help set you apart and show that you are planning to stick around for awhile. There is now an even more important reason to make the jump to a custom domain. And again, this is especially true if you are using Blogger.
Blogger blogs using the free blogspot.com domain have become notorious for spam and other illicit activities. As a result, many of the sites we use to promote content have started blocking the blogspot.com domains. Voat and StumbleUpon are a couple that are doing this. More may follow suit, and that means that bloggers without custom domains are going to miss out on the traffic generated by these and other aggregators.