My hope is that a great blog name will come to you quickly, but if it doesn’t, or if the domain is not available; here are some recommendations.
Also, from my business background in branding; I strongly recommend a blog name that has your personal name in it! I’ve worked with a few business owners that have start companies with a cleaver business name, to learn that clients were referring to their name and not the business name, and then wanted to rebrand the business.
How to choose a great blog name:
- keep it short
- use a .COM
- own a word in search
Keep it short
Hopefully you’ll be typing out your blog name a lot. And, you’ll have your main email address with your blog name. If at all possible keep your blog name or your URL as short as possible.
Use a .com
.com is a brand name. My main business highlyanticipated.net didn’t have the .com available 10-years ago when I registered the domain. It’s a decision to go with .net that still haunts me to this day. Like when a potential client says that they emailed me, but they sent it to the .com instead of .net!!! Buy the .com unless it’s just not an option.
Own a word in search
It is my goal within my lifetime have one of my pages be on the first page of Google when someone types my name into the search engine. At the moment it was an x-rated actress. Oy!
So, when you are choosing a blog name think about a word that you’d like control showing up in search. Your name, industry, a feeling…