The benefits and drawbacks to using your own name
If you want to be able to choose your own name? Excellent decision! One of the most important benefits is that the entire blogging operation will be synonymous with your profile, which will further spread your name. It’s better to be accepted as an authority in your niche if you post guest posts.
On the other hand, consider what your name means in relation to the niche you’ve picked. Quite likely not many. For eg, if your name is Joseph and you want to write about travel blogs, your name means nothing. But that’s not a problem; for example, you might call it Josephtravels.com.
What if I’m stumped for a name?
If you’re having trouble deciding your blog name, you should start now, like most of us do. Regardless, get moving! The importance of blog niches and titles to the popularity of your blog cannot be overstated.
The most popular entrepreneurs and bloggers have titles that have little to do with the subjects they discuss or the items they offer. I am living proof. Take Coca-Cola, Apple, Google, and Amazon, for example. Can those firms’ names matter if you don’t know who they are? Quite certainly not.
Is it possible to change the name of my blog later?
Yes, you can change the name of your blog at any time; all you have to do is purchase a new domain name (costs about $10). Although the name you choose for your blog is important, you can always change it later—don’t let this move hold you back.
What if my chosen name isn’t available?
When you start your blog with Bluehost, they’ll let you choose your domain name later. If the domain name you want isn’t available right now, don’t worry about it—just use the option to choose your name later after you’ve set up everything else, and you’ll have more time to think about it.
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Because I wanted to build a personal brand around Luca Tagliaferro, I decided to create my own name and surname. However, if this isn’t your target, you may want to do something different with your blog. Choose a name that is simple to spell and free of grammatical errors. In general, the shorter the text, the better.
The general subject area on which you’ll be concentrating your content is your blog’s niche. Topics such as travel, food, fashion, lifestyle, technology, and others are examples. Within the name of your blog, provide a word or two that clearly indicates what your content is about.