I would like to know your opinion about this. I’m a career changer going from Mechanical Engineering to programming. Years ago, I used to write a blog about a very specific CAD product. The blog became very popular in the community, with links to it on search engines and other people’s blogs and websites, but it never really helped my career as I was seen as “just a blogger” and the blog became pretty much marketing for the CAD and not so much about my own value as a user of the CAD. I stopped writting some time before I decided to pursue a different career. The blog is still there and I still own the domain name, which is my own name. I haven’t updated it in over a year, but it’s still in search engines and other people’s links.
I want to blog again, and hopefully this time use the blog to help develop my new career as a programmer, but I can’t decide what to do about the old blog and domain name. Should I keep that domain name because it’s my name and simply replace the old content with new content without an explanation? Should I just close that blog, ditch the domain name, and start with a new one, even though it’s not my name?
What could help me the most?
Thanks in advance!