Okay I haven’t really been happy with my blog theme for the past year or so. I haven’t done anything about it because to be truthful I wasn’t sure what to do with it. Maybe you are like me and you created a name.com blog because somewhere someone told you that if you are doing any kind of online affiliate marketing business you need one.
The idea is that if you get your name.com blog it’s a way to brand you as a online marketer. This is suppose to help you gain credibility and trust in the market place. I’ve been blogging now since around 2006 on several different blogs. Did buying my name.com domain help me make any money?
The answer to that I would have to say in NO. I suppose it can help, but nothing trumps goods SEO practice and supplying your readers with quality content. Does this mean you shouldn’t get yourname.com. I think if you do any form of business online creating a blog in your name is a great way for a potential customer, member etc to get to know you better.
Some people make their name a brand. If you ask me though that is a pretty narcissist attitude to have. It doesn’t leave much room for anyone else. The truth is nobody is ever a 1 person show. In order for someone to be great it’s usually because they have had people around them who are also great.
So in the nature of online business, I don’t think getting your name.com is super important. What is important is getting a domain name that reflects the industry you are involved in. Search engines will have an easier time figuring out what your blog is about if you tell them in your domain name what it’s about.
Because it has taken me what seems like forever to figure out what I should do with this blog. I decided to take a very simple and basic approach to my blog theme. I decided that the theme of this particular blog.
One final thought….
Having myname.com blog has been a real headache. If you feel you must get yourname.com then by all means go ahead. If you are like me though and not sure what you are actually going to talk about. I advise against it.
I’ve had this domain for years and I am still not sure what to do with it. After all it’s my name, I am not sure what I want to tie that too…….