Deciding on a Domain Name - A Huge Cross on My Shoulder!
Not until I have joined WA and have taken the business of building a website seriously have I realized just how difficult it is to decide on a domain name.
I remember my days at Blogspot when I instantly plucked names left and right out of thin air to name any blog I fancied to start!
Now I am on my second week as a premium member and I just had to leave lessons after lessons uncompleted because I could not put a check mark on segments of the lesson that are dependent on me having decided on a domain name and have started building a website on it.
Why the Difficulty?
Foremost of all, it is due to the difficulty of deciding what niche I want to be into. Of course I know the basic principle -- choose a topic and from there drill down much as how Democritus hypothesized the existence of an atom by postulating that if you divided and continued subdividing a material object, you will arrive at a point where you cannot subdivide it anymore. And at that point, you would have reached the smallest unit of the material object -- the atom.
The problem with drilling down a topic to find a niche is as I drill down, my mind becomes emptier and emptier until the point when I believe I would have already found a niche, there is nothing left to write anymore in a meaningful and engaging way.
In the case of Democritus, there is much that can still be said and written written about the atom. If Democritus were alive today and joined affiliate marketing, the atom will probably his niche.
But drilling down from "carpenter's tools," for example, what can I possibly write about nails? That nails come in various sizes - one inch, two inches, three inches, etc., and that the carpenter hit nails with his hammer. That is only an attempt to illustrate the predicament.
The clock is ticking. The days are running fast off the calendar. And I will reach my monthly renewal soon.
Will it be a Good Friday for me?