Starting a blog is a long lonely road for most new bloggers.
It requires the kind of dedication, focus, and energy (among other things) that has the power to dissuade even the most passionate person. Don’t worry … if you do a good job, the loneliness aspect of blogging will disparate and make room for community.
There are two ways to approach the start of your blog:
This approach usually includes tinkering your way through the start process until you’ve published your first post. Little to no consideration is spent on long-term issues, like branding or optimization.
This approach to starting your blog is drawn out over a long period of time, in which you’ll consider all the long-term issues, the potential problems, legal aspects, and other variables that frankly don’t matter yet.
There are pros and cons to each, but it will ultimately come down to your personality and style. There’s no right or wrong way, but depnding on the way you choose, you will find challenges down the road that could have been avoided using the opposite method. But again, that’s true for either approach you take so it really doesn’t matter.
It’s silly, sure … but the idea’s still there.
Try not to stress out about the things that won’t affect you until you’re successful, but consider the things that make an impact on your blog forever — like the name.