The first step is always admitting, so in the spirit of growth (and as a part of Daily Blog Tipsâ€™ latest Blog Project), Iâ€™m going to admit one blogging mistake that Iâ€™ve made with DYH in the past.
Hi. My name is Cory Oâ€™Brien, and I didnâ€™t spend enough time picking out a name for my blog. I know, I know, it doesnâ€™t sound like a big, but the one thing that I would go back and change if I could is the name. Donâ€™t get me wrong, I like Didnâ€™t You Hear; but I donâ€™t love it, and hereâ€™s why:
- The phrase â€œDidnâ€™t You Hearâ€¦â€ has an apostrophe. Though Iâ€™m sure most people know that you canâ€™t type an apostrophe into the address bar, Iâ€™m equally sure that some people donâ€™t, so I wish that I would have chosen a name that didnâ€™t need any punctuation decisions.
- Itâ€™s long. Though you can use it in a sentence, which is why I like it, you canâ€™t use it as a verb, which is why I donâ€™t. Single word domain names are nice, double word are ok, but triple word names are pushing the limits.
Minor problems, yes, but still, I would fix them if I could. Itâ€™s not all bad though. Hereâ€™s what I like about the name:
- Itâ€™s shortenable. Thereâ€™s a reason I use the phrase DYH. Itâ€™s easy to grasp that DYH = Didnâ€™t You Hearâ€¦, and itâ€™s much easier to read and write.
- It comes with its own icon. Didnâ€™t You Hearâ€¦ is the start of a question, which means that eventually, youâ€™re going to run into a question mark. Thus, the question mark icon was born.
So there you go; a little behind the scenes for the faithful DYH readers. Be sure to keep a lookout for the second Blogging Mistakes post, as Iâ€™ll reveal the mistakes that the rest of the blogosphere has made and is hiding in the closet. Skeletons canâ€™t hide forever.