Naming a Blog
You just can’t wait to get started on your new blog! You’ve got so much to say and to tell people about but now the biggest problems is that you just can’t decide how to come up with blog name. Just what is it that makes great blog name?
If you’re familiar with this blog you’ll know that we are often discussing naming companies, naming business, restaurants and products so we know a bit about naming so today we’ll share with you our tips on how to name a blog and the things to avoid while doing it.
Our fist tip is that your blog name should be your domain name. For example Gawker is Gawker.com and The Daily Beast is TheDailyBeast.com there are only a few examples where this isn’t the case and the ones that do are the exception to the rule. Now with that said your great blog name should be short, easy to communicate and be descriptive of your blog.
Here’s the downside to what I just said, most short, easy and descriptive domains are already taken, sorry. Fear not new blogger, there are some other ways to work around this, there are tricks to everything.
Google and many other companies now offer “subdomains” where you can host your blog. If you’re blog is about flowers, well “flowers.com” is already taken (check the 90’s) but perhaps wordpress.flowers.com is available or perhaps flowers.blogspot.com is available as well. Just check with the different web providers to see which have the subdomain that best works with your blog.
Another way how to come up with blog name is to work around an already taken name. “Flower.com” is taken but how about expand on that name a little. Now everyone that reads our blog knows we like to keep the domains as short as possible.
In general the longer the name the more possibility there is for someone to make a mistake in the typing and they get sent to another website and worse a competitor. If your blog is just for your personal satisfaction and not a money generating blog you can expand the name out further. “Flowers” is gone but “Flowers of the North West” might work.
Because your blog is designed around “flowers of the North West” anyone reading will be interested in the subject and will be less likely to misspell the domain name.
For more info on how to name a blog just check out or Name for a Blog entry and keep checking back here. We’ve had a number of requests about this subject and will be bringing you more tips in the future. Below are some our products if you’re looking to find an available blog name just let us know if you are interested or have any questions by contacting the Brandings team.
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