5 Steps to Choose the Perfect Name for your Blog
Naming your blog is the first step in creating a brand for your blog. This is the first step you take in blogging.
You see, choosing the right name for a blog is essential. Like your name carries your identity, the blog’s name also carries its own identity and value.
Naming your blog is also the first step in creating a brand online for you as a writer.
Choosing the right name can be simple and tricky at the same time. While a lot of bloggers name the blog in their name, there are a lot of others who choose a unique name.
So, how to choose the right one?
How to know that that name would carry the message you want to share as a writer? How do you choose a name that creates a connection between you and your readers?
Here are some easy steps on how to choose the right name for your blog.
Write down 2–3 sentences that describe what you want your blog. Jot down as many topics in your niche as you can think of. Research the topics associated with your blog niche. Pen down the ideas that come to your mind.
Now, narrow it down to choose the right keywords for the topic. You can insert the most important keyword in your blog’s name to increase your SEO. Now pick 3–4 names and move to the second step.
Think of the global audience. Being on the internet means that you are visible to everyone in the world. Having a name that people don’t identify or relate can turn the things off for you. For example, a term in your mother tongue can be good for you but it may not resonate with your readers. But even if you have to choose something like that, explain the story in the ‘about me’ page of the blog.
Choose a name that conveys the idea behind your blog. For example, if you want to start a blog about college life, choose a name like My College Diary instead of M’s college.
Always avoid names that may cause copyright infringement. Like if you are sharing your expertise on Adidas shoes, never go for a blog name like My Adidas Shoes. You never know when you get a copyright violation notice from the company.
Always use an easy and simple name for your blog. It is important too so that nobody misspells the blog’s name.
Now, what is the next step?
Once you choose a name for your blog, consider the following steps.
Because though it seems that easy to choose a name for your blog, it’s quite hard in reality.
Here is an action plan to help you keep the chosen name of your blog.
- Is the URL available for any of them? If yes, then pick your favorite.
- Check the name’s availability on social media too. It is important to have social media handles with the blog name.
So, there you go! Take action and choose the best name for your blog. And along with the name, do not forget to create a catchy tagline to show the spirit of the blog.