Finding The Right Name and WordPress.

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Finding the right name for your blog is not always easy. If you have a popular hobby then it’s likely your hobby is already being used. Likewise your name, WordPress has I think got wise and realised they could make money off peoples names. Some years ago I registered it might be more difficult to get your name nowadays but it’s worth a try. This is a unique name on the Internet. You may want to make it a dot com at some point. I have my name as a dot com.

So my message to you at this moment in time is: be imaginative. My friend Mark tried his name and it was not available so he used his middle initial as well.  A short sentence like “FindingTheRightName” is fairly easy to remember, your message about the website. Yes, a blog is a website. Of course, I’ll get the odd hit for babies names :). Often a nickname can work LilTheKnitter or choose something that you want to talk about like shyness, nervousness, anger or chattering :). So take some time and give it some thought. This is your public address on the Internet.  Your domain is tied to your email address so if you want a new domain it will need a new email address (easily got from Gmail). You can have up to 256 characters in your domain (no spaces or punctuation marks).

There now I got inspired when reading of a person who used proudly in their domain name. So I thought what might fit… and I came up with ProudlyEclectic  – amongst the intelligentsia (lol) if asked what is your philosophy and you said eclectic this was seen as a cop out and that you hadn’t read much or thought much. However, in the ways of the world having the tenets of multiple philosophies gives a distinct advantage. I am proud to be eclectic using a multiplicity of ideas.  So yep it was available so I registered it. Then I liked the name so much I registered I put up a quick website, have a look.

See what I mean? I am not especially skilled, it’s stuff anyone can learn + a soupçon of je ne sais quois and hey presto you have a cool address on the Internet.

Remember too you can use capital letters when writing your name if appropriate.

( Clever and  lucky me  can afford €35 a year have  Philip James Finlay Bryan –  it is not so easy to get a four-letter domain.)

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