Ready to choose the name for your blog, but not sure where to start?
You’re in the right place!
We have already talked about defining what you will write about, so now it’s time to focus on a great name that will really make you stand out online and create the feel that you want from your online space…
Choosing a name comes in 2 parts – not only do you need to choose a name you are happy with and that defines your blog – but it also has to be a name that’s available for you to use – so let’s get this done!
PART 1 – CHOOSING YOUR BLOGS NAME
This is the really fun part!
Start to brainstorm potential names for your blog.
You can get inspiration from a variety of places: –
- If your blog is about a certain topic – what words spring to mind when you think about that topic?
- What type of reader do you think you will have – and what words relate to them the most?
- Do you want a fun / serious / educational blog? – what type of blog are you creating?
- Decide on whether you want the blogs name to be directly related to the content you will write, or a more abstract name or phrase. Think about the possibility of if you should change your blogs topic(s) over time and whether it would still work OK.
- Will the name last? for example – if you are talking about blogging as a mum of one child, and want to pick something like then if you are planning on having more then maybe a more general parenting name would work better.
You can literally pick any name you like for your url (OrganiseMyHouse.com made total sense for me as it does what it says on the tin!), but after you have chosen some great words or sets of words, then here are my guidelines to ensure that those words will work for you: –
- What does it look like written down? What does it look like when typed into google? (some words look like other words when put together and you don’t want any unfortunate words created!)
- Avoid hyphens as this makes it harder to type and remember
- Avoid strange words that are hard to spell or remember
- Avoid phrases or words that have different meanings in different countries if you are going for a worldwide audience (Organise was a difficult word for me as in America it’s spelt with a Z instead of an S so I worried that this would backfire on me – but I wanted to be true to the way I spelt it – and it has been fine so far!)
- Something that is easy to remember
- Something that isn’t too similar to a site that already exists (you don’t want to tread on anyones toes, infringe copyright, or confuse your readers)
- Something that is easy to type
- Something that works when you say it out loud as well – that’s easy to say and you don’t have to explain too much
As much as you possibly can, it’s worth giving some time to choosing your blogs name, as it would be a real headache to change it later down the line and you want to avoid that as much as possible.
Let it sink in for a few days, and run the idea past people you trust. If you still love it after this time then you are onto something!
Ideally I’d suggest having a few options at this stage, because the next part of this step may show you that you can’t actually use what you really wanted to use after all……
Now is the time to make sure that those options are available! (i.e. not being used elsewhere) – so let’s work that out next….