Once you have found a name, and the domain seems to be available – I’d encourage you to check and see if that name is available on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc.
If you’re following along in the How to Start A Blog Series, you know that we last discussed coming up with the perfect name. But here’s a question for you – Would you still want the blog name you even if you couldn’t have the same name on your social media networks?
I really only use the Facebook one, because I already had a large following on my personal Twitter and Instagram, and my blog is a personal blog – which is what I would share on my Twitter and Instagram anyway.
It’s been amazing to see how many times people have tagged “tall mom tiny baby” on twitter or Instagram, rather than tagging the actual handle that I use – and because of this, I am SO THANKFUL that I claimed @tallmomtinybaby. Even though I do not actively use the accounts, the profile in each account sends people right to my website, and gives a little bio. Plus, I mention for people to follow me on my more active account – my pseronal one.
You don’t know how many people might be searching for you on one of these social media outlets.
Another reason I suggest getting social media checked out before you set up your URL is to double check, once again, and make sure that no one else is really known by the name.
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Feel free to read some of the other posts in this How To Start A Blog Series – here!