I am deciding which domain to use for my blog and would love your vote on which one appeals to you.
One is a website with my name, like MarySmith.com.
The other is ButterflyInTheSoup.
What is your first impression? Which one builds credibility? And which one would you read?
I suppose that it comes down to your long term goal and what your blog is about @MJS7. Mary Smith can be branded as anything from Martha Stewart to Gordon Ramsey. The other domain reads somehow food related to me?
The notion of branding your name is great if you're going to keep your business. The awful part of branding your name is ending up in a Famous Amos or Kate Spade kind of situation. If your long term plan is an exit don't start with your name.
roy darling *my posts seem a lot shorter in my head