I have always used the online nickname 'flimzy'. My domain is flimzy.com. Should I stick to this branding, or should I use my name for professional blogging/vlogging, with the intention of driving freelance and consulting business? For context, my areas of interest/expertise are software development and DevOps/Agile transformations.
My real name is Jonathan Hall, which can present some spelling challenges (there are many ways to spell "Jonathan"). I've already registered jhall.io, so I could use that, without a lot of spelling confusion. Further, "flimzy" is already a bit of a spelling challenge, since it's a non-standard name.
My first instinct is to use my real name, but then there are examples of people who successfully use their online personas, too (Patrick McKinzie @patio11 is an obvious example), and I've had a few people advise me to stick with the nick name, because it stands out.
What are your thoughts?