5 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 5 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.

Your Turn

How did you come up with a powerful blogging domain name? What tips can you add to this list?

Guest Author: 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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