A blog’s name is one of its most important parts. After all, it is usually the first thing people will see when they either click a link to the page or find it in a search engine. If a blog’s title is obscene, many will find that a deterrent, keeping them from reading your blog at all. Similarly, if a blog name is too long or incorporates a word that is difficult to spell, people who find your blog and enjoy it will have a difficult time finding their way back.
All good blogs have names that:
Are a Good Representation of the Blog’s Content
A music blog should have a music related title, a book blog one related to books. If you have a blog about golf, it shouldn’t be called “The Ramblings of a Rambler,” as that has little to nothing to do with the topic and will just serve to confuse people who find your blog in search engines.
Have Related Keywords
Search engines find websites using keywords. Therefore, in order to be found, you will want your title to incorporate some of the keywords related to your material. A music blog might want to say straight out the word “music,” or if it’s a bit more specific than that, include the instrument or music genre that your posts tend to focus on. This can greatly increase your chances of being found in searches.
While blog names should have keywords and represent the blog, they should still be creative, either making use of a famous quote and turning it into a pun, or fabricating a phrase of your own that readers will find catchy.
While these are all aspects of what a blog name should include, coming up with ideas for blog names still takes effort. Here are some creative ways to go about the process if ideas aren’t coming naturally:
1. Pick two topics that comprise the majority of your content and string them together, or find 2 words that fit to one topic, preferably through the use of alliteration.
- Shoes and Shortcake (for a fashion and dessert blog)
- Lace and Love (for a lingerie themed blog)
- Adventures Abroad (a travel blog)
- Wizards and Women (for a blog giving dating advice to sci fi/fantasy geeks)
- Books and Budapest (for a blog about book reviews and travel)
2. Throw your location into the title.
- The Princeton Princess (a blog about a spoiled girl in Princeton)
- American Agriculture (a blog about exactly that: American Agriculture)
- Seeing Scotland (a blog about touring Scotland)
- Exploring America (a blog about traveling the US)
- Wake Up, Wisconsin (a blog about Wisconsin nightlife)
- Denmark After Dark (a blog about nightlife in Denmark)
3. Make it a pun on a famous quote or a well-known movie or song title.
- A Whole New York (a Blog about things to do in NY)
- To See or Not to See (a blind man’s blog about his experiences)
- Who’s Afraid of Virginia’s Shelf? (a blog about someone named Virginia who is a hoarder)
- The Lord of the Bling (a blog about jewelry)
- Game of Scones (a baked goods blog)
- Fiddle on the Roof (a blog about roofing companies)
- When It Rains, It Pours (a weather blog)
- Make a name that describes you as the authority on a specific topic.
Examples: (These should be self explanatory)
- The Exorcist Expert
- The Money Making Master
- The Fashion Fairy
- The Karaoke King
- The Salt-less Chef
- Ask a question, be it one people are familiar with or an actual question of your own.
- Who Stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar? (a baked goods blog)
- What’s Black And White and Read All Over? (a book review blog)
- What Should I Wear? (a fashion blog)
- What Is There to Do on a Sunday? (a blog with activity ideas)