How do you choose a domain name? Do you use
firstnamelastname.com for your professional blog or do you keep that one for personal use?
I used to blog a lot, 1 domain with my name in it and 2 others with made up names, but I used my name on all the sites and when you looked me up I owned the first page in Google search and if I remember correctly at least half of the second page. My namesakes didn’t stand a chance. I loved it.
I got bored, stopped blogging, became annoyed with having to update my Wordpress blogs and removed them deliberately creating broken links and in a couple of months I had almost completely disappeared from Google. Now people find my namesakes and they come up to me saying “I saw your photos, nice work man” … they’re not mine, “lovely recipe you put online” … I can’t cook, “I didn’t knew you played in a band” … I don’t, “I am following you on instagram” … whut!, etc. It’s hilarious.
I want to start blogging again about coding and my progress without using my name, so I don’t want my name to show up in Google searches, but I want to be able to say, when necessary, that’s my site. Do you use keywords in your domainname or do you use a completely made up name?
Which TLD (top level domain) do you want for a blog about coding? Do you prefer
.tech, …, or your country code and why? Price?