There are plenty of reasons to start a blog, and I couldn’t recommend it more. From a place to let out your creativity, to blogging for your business, to having something to do as a stay at home mom, a blog can change your life! One of the most important steps of starting your blog is choosing a name. It may seem like an easy task, but don’t be surprised if you sit down and start twiddling your thumbs trying to figure out how to come up with a blog name.
Many bloggers struggle before they land on the perfect title. You don’t want to be changing your blog name left, right, and center, so it’s important that it is one you truly love when you launch. Going back and forth with blog names will throw off your branding and confuse your readers, and who wants that?
Your blog name should represent your blog as a whole, giving your readers a sense of what they can except when they visit your little corner of the internet. You may want to add in a little humor or wit, or perhaps a nod to your hometown. It is your blog after all, so the name can reflect your personality as well!
Your blog name is what is going to pull people in. You want it to be catchy and memorable so they will keep coming back for more.
If you’re feeling totally stuck when it comes to deciding on a blog name, these 9 steps are sure to help you out!
1. Look to your niche
What is the niche or focus of your blog? Are you starting a beauty and fashion blog? A mom blog? A finance blog? Your niche can help you determine your blog name because you want to make it easy for prospective readers to know what kind of blog you have. A totally random name that has nothing to do with your niche will often be less memorable.
2. Keep your hometown in mind
Where are you from? Is there a way you can playfully or creatively work this into your blog title? For example, Chicago is known as the windy city. If you’re from Chicago, you can think about implementing this into your blog name. ‘Windy City Diaries’ perhaps? This is just an example, but no matter where you live, there is a possibility to create a blog name around it.
Think about what makes your hometown unique and special. What do you love most about it? Can you work that into your name?
3. Consider your target audience
Are you writing for women? Men? Yogis? People who want to have a healthier diet? People who need style advice? Use your target audience to come up with ideas around a name. If you’re blogging for moms, you could use “mom” or “mommy” in your title. Try to choose something that will express who your blog is for.
4. Use humor
I find that blog names with a humorous touch can be very memorable. If it doesn’t suit your blog niche or personality, don’t use it, but if you are open to humor, it can be a successful tool.
Think about the tone and style you want to write your blog in. If your voice is fun, playful and witty, why not work this into your title? People love to read humorous content as it gives them a much-needed break from every day stressors.
5. Think about items you love
Whether you’re starting a fashion, food, or beauty blog, everyone has their favorite items. Think about the items you love most and see if you can create a blog name around them. Perhaps you’re starting a food blog and love avocados, pancakes, and pomegranates. Play around with these words to create a base for your blog name.
6. Check out your competitors
You never want to copy a competitor’s blog name, but seeking out blogs in your niche can spur ideas for your own blog title. Ask yourself what is it that is working for them and how can you come up with something that will work for you. Looking to your competitors is a great way to get your creative juices flowing.
7. Don’t forget to brainstorm
Brainstorming is a very strong tool. All you need is a pen and piece of paper. Write down every word you can think of that relates to your blog. Write down more words from those words. For example, if you write down food and sweets in your first round, dig even deeper with words like bon bon, meals, and baker. Write down all the words you possibly can that relate to your blog focus and target audience. Then start putting words together. It’s amazing what you can come up with!
8. Ask yourself what image you want to convey
You blog name has the power to set the tone for your entire blog. If you want your blog to convey a certain image, play around with this to come up with a blog name. Perhaps you want to be seen as the sweet girl who bakes only the sweetest things, or maybe you want to be known as a fashion blogger with edge and rebellion.
The image you want to portray can be strongly shaped by your blog name.
9. Use a name generator tool
If all else fails and you are still stuck on figuring out how to come up with a blog name, you can use a generator tool! These tools will generate a name for you, however use them only to help you create a name, don’t use the name they give you. It’s likely they’ve generated the same name for someone else, so use it as a stepping stone!
There’s no question that coming up with a perfect blog name is a daunting task. It’s important that you love it and it expresses what your blog is all about. Use these 9 easy steps to creating the blog name of your dreams!
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