The logo needs to be fresh and modern in design, think web 2.0.
It will convey trust and professionalism and yet be fun and funky! A feminine edge is also desirable.
As my name is long, one idea might be to use my initials in some sort of box or shape, followed by my name.
Michaelé-Harrington.com (the dot com could go upwards rather than sideways to shorten the length of the logo)
Using my initials 'MH' is not a must, it's just an idea. Feel free to be creative with my name.
Here are some examples of pages with logos I like:
Colors I'm not a big fan of using as primary colors are:
Orange, Yellow, Purple and Red. ( I didn't think I would need to say this but brown is definitely out!)