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Naming my website

So before I launched this website, I was really unsure of what to call it.

I bought a course done by Life Math Money about how to build your Twitter profile and he recommended never using your own name, unless you already have a big following (think Elon, Lady Gaga, etc.)

I agreed with him. There so many people out there that just use their own names on Twitter AND when making their own website (cough www.rogerkirkness.com cough) and I think it's hard to standout from others (think Opposite Test). In my opinion, it would be waaaaay easier for someone to remember www.greetingsearthlings.com and use an πŸ‘½emoji as the logo than it would be to remember www.cameronprouse.com.

So I asked my Facebook friends to see what they thought:

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In the end, I ended up using my own name (obviously).

I had a call with Roxine Kee and she brought up a good point, that pushed me over the edge. She said something along the lines of, "Cam, you could spend weeks trying to decide which name is best. However, the name is actually a very small thing in the grand scheme of things. If the content is good, which really should be the goal, it shouldn't matter."

The other thing that convinced me was seeing a tweet about how the best, most iconic, memorable brands in the world are actually based on people. Think Elon, J-Lo, Beyonce, Oprah, Naval, etc. The brands are risky and they are definitely putting themselves out there (rather than hiding behind a non-personal brand) but that's what makes them great.

Written: October 3, 2020