Follow these six points to name your blog
1. Write down the subjects of your blog
I imagine you have an idea of what you want to write about if you launch a new blog. If your brand is new, this might mean that you need to focus on the subject of the blog.
Take note of the subjects you would write about and then any words associated with these subjects. For example, you can write plausible words like “cooking” or “recipe” when you have a food blog, but you go even further and think: utensils, cooking methods, favorite ingredients, how food/cooking makes people feel (comfort, pleasure), how people describe food (delicious, flavor), and so forth.
Brainstorming these words helps inspire ideas on the blog’s name, so write a word even if you know that you don’t use it for your blog. Put that word in a blog name generator tool. You would be shocked to see, just writing down words could springboard more words (one of which could end up being a part of your blog name).
Look at your vocabulary. Look at your language. Are there any words in your blog name that you know you certainly want or don’t want? Circle the meanings and cross the “no way.”
For example, I knew I wanted to have the word “blog” or “writer” for my website. I don’t want “blogger,” though, because I did not want people to call me by ” blogger” instead of my name.
2. Explore the sound of your blog
Next, think about the sound of your blog. A good blog name should fit your blog’s feelings. The mood you like (I can rhyme ooh). Is it sassy to write? Serious? Serious? Hilarious? Hilarious? Sarcastic? Sarcastic?
I cover tone and voice in Blog Design for Dummies as part of getting to know your blog better. For instance, I describe my tone as open, casual, and easy. And with a funny touch.
Even if you write about a lot of subjects, your style ties it together.
Write down a few words explaining your sound. What words would you like to use to describe your blog for your readers? This may or may not be part of your blog name, but it will help you pinpoint your blog’s feelings. And that feeling should fit a good blog name.
3. Find the objective audience
Who is your target or your friends? Are they mostly women? Most of the men?
Why do they come to your blog (or why do you want people to come to your blog if you don’t have a blog yet)? To be enjoyed? To laugh? To laugh? Anything to learn? Because your life is curious? More than one answer you may provide.
Do you want an audience, but aren’t you at the moment?
List some of your ideal target audience characteristics. You want to resonate with your blog name. For example, a boring name won’t be as successful as a humorous name when your blog readers love to make them laugh.
4. You Like Study Blogs (and Related Blogs)
No, you don’t try to steal or even playoff their name. But if you look at blogs, you can cause inspiration that takes you in the right direction. Interpret the taglines, sidebars, and a post or two. You don’t have to spend much time on this, but if anything, by looking at other creative blogs it will get you in a creative mood.
The “Clarity” part of my blog name came from a sentence in the middle of somebody’s productivity blog post. It was a business blog, and I’ve never seen it before. At that time, I wasn’t even worried about my blog name. To read a post, I just clicked on a link. “Clarity” was one word in the center of the phrase and the post had nothing to do with blogging, but as soon as I saw it, I Realized “Clarity Blog” was it.
5. Upload Blog Name Ideas
After these three steps have been taken, look at the words and notes in the last steps, and then proceed to write down name ideas. You could pair two terms. Or begin with a word and add something (such as -ly or -co).
Even if you think your ideas are sucking, they might pave the way for the next. Permit yourself to explore thoughts and vocabulary instead of believing you must go one direction and only one direction.
At first, I wished I might have used a design word in my blog name because I wrote Dummies Blog Design. One concept had the word pixel or something like the Blog Pixel. However, I have decided that it seemed like my blog had a narrower emphasis than it had (plus many people use pixels in their name). I’ve also explored playing the name of my famous course, Content Brew. But Blog Brew has been taken (and sounded too male) and every word plays coffee just sounded that ordinary.
Until you have names and concepts, a name concept could be instantly published. Or maybe you’ve got to wait on it. Try to write down any thoughts to see if they last. Recall that this is both a method of removal and refining.
6. What suggestions for a shortlist of names
All right, fine. We get somewhere now. Look at your names and take your subjects, sound, and audience into consideration. Circle the one (or those) that you believe will work.
If you have one that you love (or think of a few), it’s time to examine the titles. It’s when you go to STEP 2: Vetting Your Blog Name.