This is my third attempt at starting and maintaining a blog. It is easy to start. But maintaining it, i.e. writing regularly is not easy. Doesn’t mean it is not possible.
Who do I blog for
This time round, I’ve asked the question, “why I blog” more seriously. Do I blog for myself or do I blog for you, my reader. I suppose I’ve come to this point in my life where it is not about me but about how much I can contribute to the world.
When starting a blog (or any website for that matter), one critical thing I must have is a good domain name. For a personal site, I’d always recommend using your name as the domain name. So, John Doe should use JohnDoe.com. In my case, I’d use MelvynTan.com as my domain name. But because I missed the opportunity to register that domain name, I am now forced to think creatively for a domain name. I didn’t want a dot.net or a dot.org (although I grabbed the opportunity to register MelvynTan.org as it was still available).
I then toyed around with the idea of using some other top-level domain and after many iterations ended up with dot.me domain name. There are three reasons why I chose dot.me:
- It is available
- It is a personal website, it is “me”
- It is the first letter of the names of both my children, Moses and Esther.
Have you secured yours
What about you? Have you registered your name as a domain name? If not, why not?