This has been a big topic this past week at SES San Jose. There was even a panel talking about twitter and the panelist spoke about how you need to brand your name, not another name like yours. According to them the only exceptions are the older SEOs like Graywolf.
When I started out on twitter I used a name I had come up with for MySpace, longhornkate. It showed my love of the Texas Longhorn football team and my first name. I am a single female so thought this might be best considering I might change my surname someday.
Then this past week a number of people I respect noted that I should be going by my real name on twitter to build that brand, instead of longhornkate. After about the 8th person, I decided to try it out and see what people thought.The reaction has been mixed. So what do you think? LonghornKate or KateMorris? I own both domains, so that’s not an issue.
Please vote and then post a comment explaining why you feel that way. I am so curious.