I recently acquired my vanity domain name of patrickmccarthy.com. Why? Well, I’m kind of an internet nerd that way, although I’m not really sure what to do with it. I’m currently thinking about the following options:
Redirect it to this blog.
A very easy solution, and it’s probably the closest thing on the web to being about me.
Change this blog to be at that URL
The pros here are that it brands my name more, makes the blog topics more flexible, and may be easier for some to remember. The downside is I’d lose the branding, search engine trust, and other benefits associated with ConversionRater.com name built up over the last year.
Post information about me or my resume
This seems somewhat vain and I’m not looking for jobs, so it seems like a bad option.
Make it a family site/more personal blog
This is a decent option to communicate more with distant family members and friends about the more personal aspects of me and my family’s life. However, I’m not sure I’d really post on it much.
Make it a personal “feed mashup”
Take the RSS feed of this blog, my Flickr photo feed, Last.fm feed, and feeds from any other social sites I participate in and aggregate it one place. While this would be cool, it’d probably really only be that interesting to me. An audience of one isn’t really all that cool.
Do nothing with it
Since this is the easiest option, it’s probably the one that will win out.
Any other suggestions?