In my opinion, picking a name is one of the hardest parts of starting a blog. It took us a while to decide on the name Blog Ambitions. We thought of a few other names, but they were either taken or we felt they didn’t fit the theme of our blog. Your name is everything in the blog world. It sets you apart and it is how people refer to you. That’s a lot of pressure! I wish that Juliet was right when she said,
What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare (II, ii, 1-2)
To some degree, Juliet makes a good point. A rose is still a sweet smelling flower without the name “rose”. But, that sweet smell is known by the name rose. Your name is your brand. It sets expectations and the mood for your blog. It is what you will be known by.
Here are some questions to consider when choosing a name for your new blog:
What is the main focus of your blog?
How would you describe your blog?
What type of tone do you want your blog to have?
Do you want the name to be comical or realistic?
Will the blog be personal or all business?
Once you’ve decided on a name for your blog, check here to see if your domain name is available.
Before you decide on the name, make sure to check Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest to ensure that your name is available on those platforms. Consistency is best! You want your audience to be able to recognize and find you easily!
Take time and decide on something you like. Be creative, yet simple. What are you going name your blog? Why did you decide on this name?
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