How to choose a blog name, good and bad examples

How to choose a blog name, good and bad examples
Getting lost in "thinking about a good name" is an essential start to running a blog.

This post will introduce the conditions of a good name and NG points analyzed from examples of popular blogs.

If you have any doubts about your blog name, please refer to this post.

3 points of a good blog name

When deciding on a blog name, you want to consider how your readers will feel when they see it.

Here are 3 points to look for in a memorable blog name that will catch the reader's eye.

1. Make it as short as possible

Keep your blog name (blog title) as short as possible.

Short blog names are more accessible for readers to remember and introduce to others.

Even if readers pay attention to your blog because they think it's an interesting post, they won't remember a long blog name.

If they haven't bookmarked it, they'll have difficulty finding it when they try to revisit your site.

Also, if a reader wants to tell someone about your blog, a long name will make it difficult for them to remember you.

A shorter blog name is more beneficial for new bloggers who want to increase their readership and traffic.

2. include words that show the theme and content of your blog

If people can imagine the theme of your blog or the content of your posts from your blog name, it will be easier to remember.

It also increases the chances of getting a hit in a keyword search.

A blog name with a word that describes the content has the following advantages.

  • More opportunities to meet people (search hits)
  • More likely to get people interested in your blog on first meeting (make them want to read it)
  • Easier to be remembered if you find it interesting to read

There are also popular blogs that ignore the "as short as possible" rule and focus on a clear theme.

  • The blog of a bored university student trying to do something stupid
  • What works for blackheads in nose pores?

These are just a few examples of how a blog name can be memorable and easy to remember if the theme is clearly stated without being too short.

You can also keep your name short and simple and use a subtitle to emphasize your theme, as in the following example.

  • 1mm|The blog that moves your life 1mm
  • The messy cooking of men who live alone

3. Give your blog a name that shows its personality

An original blog name will give readers a sense of the blogger's personality and make them want to read on.

1. Attract interest with a sense of discomfort

  • Jayden, Escaping from wage slavery

A unique blog name like this will make the reader feel a little uncomfortable and at the same time make them wonder, "what is this? At the same time, it arouses interest.

The more unique your blog name is, the more memorable it will be when people read it and feel the originality of the content.

2. Include your name

  • Jayden is known for his jumping ability

The blogger's name is also a great way to show their personality.

Of course, it doesn't have to be your real name.

  • Jayden the fisherman in Hawaii (YouTube)

It is another way to add personality, as place names have a unique power.

If your blog becomes famous, the name itself becomes a brand.

You may be approached by a company or a media outlet that has taken notice of your blog for a tie-up or an interview.

3. Combine your name with your theme

  • Jayden's Fun Study Life
  • Digital Marketer Jayden's Blog

The blog name that combines a name and a theme is a great way to emphasize your theme and to show that you're not just talking about the usual stuff.

It also has the advantage that you don't feel uncomfortable talking about sometimes off-topic things.

Choose a blog name that makes sense to you.

When choosing a name for your blog, it's essential to keep the reader in mind.

However, it also needs to be something you, the person who writes the posts every day, can understand.

The blog is not only for the readers who bookmark it but also for the blogger himself.

Use The blog name that you can love

It's essential to give your blog a name that people can identify with.

 Whenever you see your blog's name, it should inspire you to write a good post.

When you first start blogging, you may not get much traffic, and you may be skeptical about the value of your blog.

Writing takes energy, and it's not easy to keep that energy up.

When you start to feel down or give up, a blog name that you love will remind you of your initial intentions.

Include words that describe your blog's worldview

One of the best ways to create a blog name that you feel comfortable with and love is to include words that express the worldview you want to tell in your blog.

  • Nomadic Saving Techniques
  • De-corporate slave blog

These blog names clearly express the blogger's worldview and values.

A blog name that expresses one's view of the world stimulates the blogger's pride and makes it possible to maintain an unshakable stance.

If you can't think of a word or phrase

If you're having trouble coming up with a name for your blog, I recommend that you use a spread in your university notebook and write down 1 to 6 below.

  1. The genre you want to write in
  2. The viewpoints and values you want to express in that genre
  3. Ideas for symbolic words, paraphrases, or coined words that evoke the genre or values
  4. Your name or handle
  5. Your competitor's blog name or post title
  6. Words and phrases you see in the table of contents or post headings of magazines or books that cover the genre you want to write about

When making your choices, keep in mind the 3 points we've talked about so far: the reader's eye and a blog name that makes sense to you.

Of course, it's impossible to have a blog name that meets all of these criteria, so choosing which ones you want to focus on is a matter of choosing.

It's hard to come up with a good idea if you fold your arms and think about it in your head.

It is essential to write down and visualize the germ of an idea first.

7 no-no's when choosing a blog name

When you're thinking of a blog name, it's easy to fall into the "no-no's" that you should avoid.

In particular, you should be aware of the following examples, as they are obvious negative points.

1. Use a name that doesn't already exist

It isn't charming for readers and both bloggers to have the same or almost the same blog name.

It isn't charming for visitors and the bloggers themselves if they have the same name next to each other.

Before deciding on a blog name, check the search engines to see any blogs with the same name.

2. Use a blog name similar to a famous blog

  • Nomadic Savings

It is not good to use a blog name as the one above (which does not exist) about the famous blog Nomadic Savings Technique.

 While there are no advantages, there are various disadvantages.

For example, if you Google search for "nomadic lifestyle," the top results are all posts on "nomadic saving techniques.

"It's not surprising because it doesn't exist, but even if you create a blog under this name, for the time being, you have to be prepared to be treated as if you've entered the wrong search term.

 In other words, you will be overwhelmed and overshadowed by famous blogs.

The disadvantage is that the originality of your content will be questioned.

3. Use a familiar name

Compare the following 2 blogs (which don't exist).

  • My Family Diary.
  • The Diary of a Baby Boomer Father.

The first name is nowhere near as memorable as the second, and it's easy to see why.

Conventional blog names give the reader a lousy preconception that the content will be mediocre.

 It can be a fatal flaw, especially for new blogs looking to increase their traffic.

4. Don't contain swear words in your blog name

Sexual or violent language can have a particular impact.

On the other hand, it may be vulgar and offensive.

 The same is true for some of the more unusual phrases anti-social groups use.

If your blog name contains difficult words to say, you may find it difficult to introduce your blog to others.

If you are uncomfortable saying something in public, don't use it.

5. Consider more than one idea

The first blog name that comes to your mind and you think, "That's it!

The first blog name you think of maybe a good one, but it's risky to go for it straight away.

In this case, I recommend you try the method described above in the section "What to do if you can't think of a word or phrase.

Write down A to F and list them.

 It may give you a new perspective on the "this is the only way" assumption.

6. Get a domain that matches your blog name

It is not desirable for a domain to be completely unrelated to the name of your blog.

There is no great harm, but it can give the impression of a "borrowed domain." So, if you can't get the same domain name, you don't have to change your blog name, but you don't have to worry about it.

Just add a couple of Roman letters to the end of your blog name, and you should be able to get it.

7. Don't change your blog name often

You can change your blog name as often as you like, but you may lose existing readers if you do.

If you've been blogging for a month or two, don't hesitate to change your blog name if you think of a better one.

However, changing your blog name after you have a certain amount of traffic can be detrimental to your SEO.

It's OK to prepare your blog with a "temporary name," but before publishing your posts, try to decide on a blog name that you think will stand up to permanent use.

Make a memorable name that conveys passion

In this post, I have explained the following.


  • 3 points that make a blog name memorable for readers
  • 2 points to make sure you have a blog name that makes sense to you
  • 7 points to avoid in a blog name

An essential point that sums up all this is that you need a blog name that hooks you and your readers.

I hope that you will find a blog name with a strong presence that will resonate "somewhere" in the reader's mind with the blogger's commitment when they encounter it.

I hope that this post will help you to do so.

To learn more about blogging, check out the post below.