Why you should research your blog name thoroughly
Let me tell you the story. I've been blogging for a total of 9 years now. I have 2 pretty busy blogs but ended up starting this one for my reviews and musings that didn't fit in on my other blogs. I've switched names and topics on here but eventually settled on the name Just Lisann because it was just my thoughts. As a bit of background my real name is Lisa Ann, but my brother nicknamed me Lisann when I was younger. He heard it on a daytime soap opera...Days Of Our Lives maybe? Anyway, I've been called Lisann for over 30 years. I've used Just Lisann as my blog name since 2012 but it was under the .blogspot domain.
I decided to start getting more serious over here because I want to try some new things with my blogging. I was going to purchase the domain name JustLisann.com. Luckily it was available and only $1! Luckily I didn't buy it.
I started thinking about the name and realized that Lisann had been my email address name for years and no one ever gets it right the first time. I am always respelling it and saying "only 1 A". It might be better to go with Just Lisa Ann with 2 A's. So I look it up on GoDaddy and sadly it's taken.
I still don't know why I put it in the browser URL bar and looked to see what kind of site was there, but I'm sorta glad I did....and horrified at the same time.
It's a porn site. This wouldn't matter if it had just been a name I thought I might like to use, but this was a frequent misspelling of my name! *sigh* A simple keystroke could lead someone there and they may never bother to look for my site again after seeing that!
It was back to the drawing board on figuring out a name for this blog and redoing everything because if somebody accidentally mistypes my blog name and ends up over there instead.....well, I can't have that happening.
So, as of now that is my main reason why you should always, always, ALWAYS research your blog name before you start using it!
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