3.14.2016

So You Want to be a Blogger... ||| Finding the Perfect Name

Of all the things that might change about your blog sometime in the future, the name is something that will stay the same.  So the name is super important!


1. Take your niche into consideration.

Somewhere in your title, you want to say what your blog is all about.

2. Come up with a catchy name.

You want to convey information with your name, as well as hooking the reader into clicking on your blog and reading your posts.

Elvish Pens, Fantastical Writings - The words "Pens" and "Writings" say that this is a writing blog.  "Elvish" says I like elves and fantasy (and more subtly states that I am a huge LOTR nerd).  "Fantastical" says I like to write fantasy/sci-fi/weird genres.
A Writer's Faith - From this name, you can clearly see that this is a writing blog, written by someone whose faith is very important to them.

The Art of Writing for Him - a writing blog by someone who has dedicated her writing to the Lord.

Pencils Can Change the World - a writing and/or drawing blog written by someone who believes the things you create can change the world.
In coming up with a catchy name, ask yourself
"What is important to me?"

3. Revise and Perfect your name.

You can't change your blog's name anytime you please.  Once you publish your blog, the name is final!

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What are some of your favorite blog names?  What is the story behind your blog's name?  Any blogging veterans want to give tips about blog titles?

16 comments:

  1. It took me a long time to pick my blog's name (because I had a ton of halfway-sort-of-good names, but I needed just one very good name!) Thanks for the helpful tips! I love your blog's name! :)

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    1. Thanks. :) I love your blog's name too!

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  2. Great article! You concisely demonstrated why choosing the right name is important. I love the examples you chose and how you so clearly explained them.

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  3. Fictionally, Dreams and Dragons, and Musings Of An Elf are a few of my favorite blogs names :).
    I don't have a public blog, but whenever I do get one, I know that it will take me FOR-EVER to finally settle on one good name. I'm very picky about things like that :D.
    Did you have any other name ideas for your blog before you decided on Elvish Pens, Fantastical Writings?

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    1. What pretty blog names! Everyone comes up with such great blog names! I am sure you will too when you make a public blog! :)

      I had a few other ideas before deciding on my name. I tried to find them for you, but they have disappeared somewhere. Sorry!

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  4. :D My blog's name pretty much states why I chose it, you guessed correctly! :D

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    1. I'm glad! You have such a pretty blog name too. :)

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  5. Picking a blog name can be pretty hard...especially because a lot of the time the name was already picked by someone else! =/ When I was thinking of name ideas, I would come up with one and tell my mom...who usually said, "No." I think having someone else hear your name and give you a thumbs up/down helps! A lot.

    I picked my blog name Having A Heart Like His after a book I was reading. (A Heart Like His by Beth Moore) It describes my blog because that is my ultimate goal: to have a heart like Jesus' and to encourage others to have one! It might not clearly show my love for writing, but my goal for writing is portrayed. =)

    -Hosanna Emily
    HavingaHeartLikeHis.blogspot.com

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    1. I love your blog name! It really embodies what your blog is all about. :) (And your blog is awesome!)

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    2. Thanks Alea! =) I had some good friend helping me with my design ideas...and your blog has helped me a lot!!! =D

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  6. Neat post! It took a little while for me to pick my blog name Completely For Him as well. So many others that I wanted were already taken. :) I like how my blog name tells people that my blog is about living completely for Jesus. I'm also able to write about so many topics because it's about doing everything completely for him. :)

    I love your blog name and am looking forward to more of your posts!!!

    Hannah
    CompletelyForHim.blogspot.com

    P.S. I don't think I told you, but I've been having problems with my blog not sending out my emails. I fixed it, but you have to re-subscribe. Just wanted to let you know! =)

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    1. I remember having that same problem. I didn't want to take someone else's name either...so I was forced to pick another one. :) I really like your blog name!

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  7. I read somewhere that for an author it's best to get you name out as much as possible. So with the hope of maybe being published someday I choose a pen name and went with that.

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    1. Personally, I would prefer to have my name be the name of a website, not a blog. That's just a personal preference, however. :)

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  8. Good post, Alea! I missed the subtle LOTR idea before. :)

    http://teensliveforjesus.blogspot.com/

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