In your opinion, what's the right approach to choose a domain name for a personal blog?

Maor Ofek
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A domain composed of the author's first and last name.
A cool name without any connection to the author or the blog's subject.
A name that emphasizing the main idea of the blog.

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Chef
I think emphasising the idea of the blog. At the very least this opens up the opportunity faster for direct traffic vs referral
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Founder of Wrong Project
@aaronoleary sounds good, though in this case, with the lack of .com domains, you'll need to come up with a brilliant domain
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Digital publisher
Since it is a personal blog, I think it is best to use our own name. I've done the same. Earlier I created www.saptharishi.com for my personal stories blog and then later I set up www.magicauthor.com where anyone can publish stories
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I am a muslim
A name should be related to the main idea and the content of the blog
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Founder, RankIQ 👨‍💻
While all of these are good options, I have found that buying an existing aftermarket domain with high domain authority (DA) is the best path to blogging success. Whether blogging for traffic and ad income or blogging for leads and customers, the traffic that will make you the most money is going to come from organic Google search. An existing domain with high DA is going to get you there 3 to 4 times a fast as buying a domain with no DA. Here's the process. #1 Use GoDaddy Auctions to look for Expiring Domain Names #2 Search for domains with a Domain Authority higher than 30 #3 Use the Wayback Machine to look at the past content of the domain #4 When you find a domain with a DA 30+ that has past content on the niche you are going into, then pursue it
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Founder of Wrong Project
@brandongaille Cool idea as I haven't thought about it from the SEO perspective
either one works. Its preference in my opinion
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Its definitely a preference. I will say these three things. 1. Your name is always safe when your brand evolves if you want to change directions. 2. Main idea of the blog, if you want to create a community and sell products and services that may be beneficial. 3. Buy two domains and redirect to the dominate site.
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Building LenzGig
Choosing a name that is related to the main topic of the blog for a personal blog will box the blogger into one genre of writing perhaps. For example someone can talk about building a startup but also investing money or relationships.
Simplifying marketing for the next-gen
With millions of websites and blogs available now - I think the name hardly matters, people just google for questions/keywords and end up on some article. So, what matters in the content on your blog. For name shake, you can just have your own name or some nike name like mine is @geniusdibya :) Go for specific keyword in your domain name, only if you want to restrict your writing to some specific topic.
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Founder of Wrong Project
@geniusdibya using a nickname it's a great idea!
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Simplifying marketing for the next-gen
@maor_ofek Not sure if there's a tool to auto-generate nicknames :)
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I think it's author's first and last name, because the main idea can change.
Founder @ Continuum.xyz
I think if it is a personal blog you should use your name. Perhaps the main idea of the blog will change over time. Your personal blog can serve as an anchor for your audience and startup / project announcements over the years.
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I even don't know much about this domain name. But I would like to learn more. Thank you so much!