7 Tips for Choosing a Blog Name

Looking for blog name ideas? Choosing a blog name can be tough, but below are a few tips that will help you narrow down your options.

How to choose a blog name | Oh, She Blogs!

I haven’t taken a poll or anything, but I have to imagine that at least a few bloggers would change their blog names if given the opportunity. I know I did! It took years of thinking about changing my blog’s name before I finally gathered enough courage to take the leap. I originally started my blog on a whim in 2009 and didn’t take much time to think about a good name so I ended up using Fantabulously Frugal for four years. There are two main reasons why I eventually ditched this name:

  1. “Fantabulously” is difficult to spell and to say.
  2. While I started out posting solely about shopping deals, I eventually wanted to drop the frugal moniker to open up more opportunities for myself.

While I was scared to change my blog’s name, changing to ShopGirlDaily.com was ultimately a great decision. However, if you’re just now starting a blog I would urge you to think long and hard about your blog’s name since that will ultimately be your blog’s identity. The name is likely the first thing anyone will know about your blog and you know what they say about first impressions!

If you are just thinking about starting your blog, here are 7 tips that will guide you in choosing a blog name. Take some time to plan now so you don’t have any blog name regrets later!

Things to Think About When Choosing a Blog Name

1. What do you want to write about?

This one seems pretty easy, right? Just sit down, come up with a topic, and then come up with a perfectly witty name describing that topic.

OK, so that’s easier said than done.

Here’s my recommendation: Before starting your blog REALLY think about the topics that interest you. Are you mostly going to post recipes? Then something cooking related is totally appropriate. Are you going to post your recent shopping finds plus outfit of the day photos? Go with something fashion-related. But if you think you’re going to post recipes + an outfit of the day + television reviews, maybe you’ll want a blog name that is broader and will give your brand room to grow.

2. Be Unique

Like anything else, it’s hard to know upfront what’s going to make a unique blog name. Some of my favorite blog names include Dooce, The Pioneer Woman, The Man Repeller, Atlantic Pacific, and Cupcakes and Cashmere. In the blogging world (at the very least), these blogs are now household names and I’d argue they hit the naming jackpot.

While I can tell you what category these bloggers have established themselves in, the nice thing about a unique blog name is that it doesn’t cast any immediate boundaries on your future blog posts. The sky is the limit!

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