9 Actionable Tips To Help You Come Up With A Powerful Blog Name

Blogging From Paradise.

I admit it; I got a gem nearly 3 years ago.

I had just deleted an old blog, brand and cash flow stream.

Within a few hours I gobbled up this domain name, ran with it and never looked back.

Choosing a powerful blog name helped me:

  • Build a memorable blogging brand
  • Lay the foundation for a profitable blogging business
  • Helped me get featured on sites like Virgin, Entrepreneur, Forbes and Fox News
  • Drive a steadily increasing amount of traffic and comments to my blog

Are you hungry and excited to increase your blogging success?

Whether you are creating a new blog or want to change blogging niches, use these 9 actionable tips to choose a powerful, memorable blog name.

1: Go Authentic

I have had sweet success with Blogging From Paradise because I picked an authentic, genuine blog name based on my life.

I *had* blogged from paradise for 3 years prior, ya know? After circling the globe, with an emphasis on living in tropical paradises, I simply chose to share how I created my traveling, blogging lifestyle through my blog.

Picking a blog name near and dear to your heart gives you the clarity, confidence and conviction that you need to build a highly successful venture.

I found it easy to choose a powerful blog name when I decided to blog about a personal life experience.

I didn’t make this choice based on income potential, popularity, or anything else other than having fun and sharing my authentic experience to help my readers.

2: Make It Easy To Visualize

Human beings think in pictures.

If you pick an easy to visualize domain name, guess what? You just did some of your reader’s legwork for them.

I wanted to pick an authentic, easy to see blog name to make a powerful, memorable impression on my readers.

After kicking around a few ideas I could easily see myself blogging from my laptop. I also visualized myself working online from various tropical paradises on earth, like Fiji, Bali, Thailand and Costa Rica.

Blogging From Paradise seemed liked a pretty darn easy blog name to visualize.

Can readers effortlessly imagine your blog name? Vague, tough to picture blog names are not particularly memorable or colorful.

Ditch the tough to see blog names. Pick an easy to visualize name to make the greatest blogging impact.

3: Work In A Keyword

I had one non-negotiable; I had to work a “blogging” keyword into my blog name.

I mistakenly built my old blog name on spammy, Google “No No” keywords. I learned my lesson the hard way.

My blogging themed blog had to drive some targeted, legit, passive traffic through Google.

I also figured it may not hurt for a guy intending to be a known commodity in the blogging niche to work a blogging keyword into the blog title, right?

Think about your blogging niche. What niche-specific keyword can you work into the name?

Well known bloggers have likely gobbled up the most keyword rich combinations but you can get creative to insert a niche-themed keyword into a colorful, brandable blog name.

4: Ask For Feedback

I asked Kelli for her feedback on my first blog name idea: BlogFromParadise.com.

She said BloggingFromParadise.com sounded more natural, rolling off of the tongue smoothly.

I listened to her take. Thought it through. Processed the idea.

Then I bought BloggingFromParadise.com and never looked back.

Trusted fellow blogging friends – or blogging wives – can provide you with a different perspective, giving you clarity.

Ask fellow pros for their opinion on your new blog name. Tap into year’s worth of online knowledge. Make your decision with greater confidence.

5: Pick A Name Already!

I picked BloggingFromParadise.com approximately 2 hours after I first conceived starting a new blog.

I am not kidding.

I got clear. I tossed a few ideas around my brain box. I asked Kelli for feedback.

120 minutes after deciding to create my site, I bought the domain name and ran with it.

I go bonkers when bloggers spend days, weeks or even months deliberating over a domain name. Clear the fear. Make the choice.

Give yourself 1 week. Tops. You should pick a domain name in 1-2 days. No delays, no hesitating, just clarity, confidence and boldness involved in your decision-making process.

6. Come Up With Some Random Creative Moment

As you have embarked on making a blog you have to think about the material that you are going to post on it.

Your blog can relate to everything and anything, and it should be something that is closely connected to you.

Many people these days set up blogs on book reviews, diets or veganism as they are relevant to them. Try to find a name that will be apt and easy to remember.

For example, if you have blogged about you being a mother then you can name it mommyadventures so that it is easy to remember and catchy.

You can also add your name to it if you want to as for example susansmommyadventures.

7. Know Your Target Audience

The target audience is one of the most important parts of a blog when choosing a name you have to make it resonate with the people most likely to visit your site.

Older people often prefer simple recipe sites whereas younger people will often search for different things. Know about the target audience and in doubt always choose something simple.

For example, if you have a blog based on veganism than a name like thedailyvegan will be catchy to everyone.

8. Use Your Own Name

Using your own name is the best trick if you plan on embarking on launching a brand. Including your name personalizes the blog and makes people cozy.

You can easily make up a name that includes the blogs description and also your name.

For example Joy’sbakingclasses, this name both describes the blog and tells us that the owner of the blog is Joy.

If you want to come up with a brand, then a name like Joy’scupcakes will help in making it clear.

9. Do A Brainstorming Cloud

Brainstorming to come up with something new will also be viable and unique to your kind.

You can easily look for nouns and adjectives that match your interests and the content of the blog.

But be sure not to make it very obscure if you want the initial response to be good.

As new topics of blogs have come up, people have started to use words that they didn’t find appropriate before.

For example, if you have a blog about greenery then a name like theverduroustraveller can be unique.

You can also go for something generic like thegreenman to simplify it.

When choosing a name always is careful that it isn’t too intimidating. But it has been seen that after you gain a certain number of followers and have good content, the name doesn’t matter after a while

Now Its Your Turn To Come Up With A Blog Name

How did you come up with a powerful blogging domain name?

What tips can you add to this list?

Please share with me and our audience your inputs and experiences in the comments section available below.

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Ryan Biddulph

Ryan Biddulph is a blogger, author and world traveler who's been featured on Richard Branson's Virgin Blog, Forbes, Fox News, Entrepreneur, Positively Positive, Life Hack, John Chow Dot Com and Neil Patel Dot Com. He has written and self-published 126 bite-sized eBooks on Amazon. Ryan can help you build a successful blog at Blogging From Paradise.

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Comments

  1. When I moved from Blogger to self-hosted WordPress about 9 years ago I removed the word “blogging” from the title and just kept the nickname I was known by. Social media platforms were just developing then so I was no longer just writing about blogging. I had little competition for the topics then but times changed. However, I didn’t want to change my blog url after so long so I stuck with it.

    If starting now I’d choose a more specific topic within my niche and use a blog name reflecting that.

    • Bill Acholla says:

      Thanks Sue.

      I agree with you, times change. Nowadays people are more focused on choosing the right blog name that’ll represent their brand effectively.

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