Starting a blog can be a daunting task. First thing on the list is, of course, your blog name!
What will you name your new baby? Will it be something personal? Will you name it after your favorite movie character, yourself or favorite food? Or (God forbid) your pet!?!?
Coming up with an original name for a blog isn’t easy.
There are already hundreds of blog with the weirdest names you can imagine. And in my honest opinion, being too original doesn’t always work for your benefit.
Keep an Open Mind
My number one advice for naming your blog would keep an open mind. Imagine you want to start blogging about mom’s life, but over the course of your blog’s life, you will end up posting mainly healthy recipes. Having a blog named “Mommy & Me” doesn’t add up when the blog shifts focus primarily on recipes.
Keep an open mind when choosing a name for your blog. Go for something neutral. Something that can easily transition into a new area, if you decided that blogging only about diapers and baby food is not your thing.
Keep it Simple
Number two advice is to keep it simple.
Blog name that has more than four words in the title is just too long and complicated, for no benefit. There are plenty of tools online that can help you with creating new words by mixing up letters or existing words. That’s a great option if you want something very original, no necessarily with deep meaning.
Your blog’s name is only a part of its personality, so don’t spend two months just thinking about how you name it.
There are few basic requirements that your blog name should meet:
- It should be easy to read, pronounce and spell
- It should be memorable – one or two-word names are the best
- It should be concise
- It should be unique (but don’t go wild)
Use a Helping Hand
Advice number 3 – use a helping hand.
Don’t sit staring at a blank paper for hours. There are plenty of tools available online that will help you to get creative and brainstorm some ideas for you.
Here’s my top 5 picks (there’s plenty more, but you don’t need to waste too much time going from one tool to another one):
5 Tools for Creating a Unique Blog Name
1. Name Mesh
4. Domain Groovy
If you prefer to brainstorm the name yourself, there’s more help available. The expert at I Can Build a Blog came up with this original graphics that illustrates the process of choosing a blog name! It is a huge help if you don’t know where to start from:
How to come up with The Perfect Blog Name
So, how are you doing now? Got a better idea how to come up with a good blog name?