Once you realize that you want to start a blog there are all kinds of things that need to be done before it can be launched. For starters, you will need to figure out what your niche is going to be. Plus, what the bulk of your blog will be about. You will need domains and marketing tacts and plenty of other details. One of the most important tasks before launching a blog is to find a name to encompass what your blog stands for. It is important to have a name that shows your values and matches the blog, rather than one that stands alone.
If you are wondering how you come up with a blog name, this is the place for you!
Creating a name for your new blog will be a whirlwind of emotions, and requires more thought than you may have guessed. However, as you can imagine, when tacking a name onto anything online, it’s typically there to stay. Your blog name is yours, and all yours. So it’s important to curate it to your style and preferences to a T.
For example, if you want to start a fashion blog, you should begin by brainstorming all things fashion followed by all things you and see where it leads you.
Ideally, everyone wants a blog name that fully encompasses what their blog stands for, as well as who the blogger is. That is not always possible, and name generators can absolutely help, but there are several things that go into creating a great blog name. For starters, it is not just about the name itself. If the name is fun and creative, but it does not rank well with search engines, then you have quite a problem on your hands. No matter what, you want audiences to be able to reach your blog. Therefore, the name has to be accessible.
If you are new to blogging, or you’ve been around a while, keyword research and ranking is an important part of everyday blogging. A keyword itself is the specific word/s that someone types into a search engine to populate thousands of different sites based on their search. By doing keyword research and growing your brand, you are working to rank higher on those searches. It is hard work. But by doing everything on your blog with purpose from the beginning, you will see that growth in the keyword rankings.
So why does the ranking of a blog name matter if you don’t have a following yet?
By researching after knowing what you want your blog to be, choosing a name will be just a bit easier. Anyone who has ever named a blog will tell you it is one of the most difficult tasks in starting a blog. The name of your blog stays with you for a very long time, so you want to love it. But also know that it is serving a bigger purpose externally to grab more readers.
While there are over 100,000 words in the English language, there are also well over 100,000 blogs on the internet. There are millions of blogs and bloggers across the world. The fun thing is that all bloggers have their own unique domain name. While the names of two blogs may be similar, no two are the same if they have been purchased correctly.
One option to help in the blog-naming process is to check out online name generators. You can type in specific keywords, or describe your blog. The generator tool will come up with different options for names that do not have a purchased domain. Name generators are an effective tool. Plus, make it easy to know whether or not one is available to use on your new blog.
Creating a new blog is a ton of fun, but can come with the challenge of choosing a name. By using these tips, you will be able to effectively begin the process of finding your perfect blog name.
Adeline is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she majored in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations and Journalism. Currently living in Charlotte, she enjoys reading, volleyball, and strolling through her favorite farmers markets with her Goldendoodle Theo.