You’ve finally decided to start that blog you’ve wanted for ages. You already have great content ideas and can take photos that you know will make your blog look both professional and inviting. Now comes the challenge: how do you come up with the perfect name for your blog?
Whether it’s a food, fashion or lifestyle blog, coming up with blog name ideas can be hard. It has to capture the blog’s theme, your ideas and personality perfectly. And you have to do it in 5 words or less.
We know how challenging this can seem, so we’ve got you covered. Here are three tips to help you come up with great blog name ideas.
The 100 Words Challenge
Who said coming up with blog name ideas has to be all hard work? The 100 word challenge is a great way to start brainstorming ideas.
You start with a piece of paper, pen and a stopwatch. Put 30 minutes on the clock and press start. Then you have the next half an hour to write down 100 words that you associate with your blog. It doesn’t matter how silly, irrelevant or brilliant they are. Don’t stop until you’ve reached 100.
Once you’re done, go through the list and pick the words that stand out to you the most. The words that feel the most relevant and that you think align with your vision for your blog. Then start pairing the words together and see what you come up with.
Thesauruses are Your Friend
If you have been thinking about starting a blog for awhile now, chances are you’ve already had some ideas about what you want to name it. But perhaps those blog name ideas don’t seem… quite right. If you feel that you have the basis of something good but aren’t quite there yet, it may be time to use a thesaurus. As simple as this sounds, replacing one of the words with a related one could give your blog name idea a new life. Something as seemingly simple as “The Fashion Diaries” could be transformed with the help of a thesaurus to “The Style Memoir”.
Word Generator Tools
If you’re still stuck for ideas, a great option is to use digital tools. Word generators, visualiser and brainstorming tools can be very useful. Visuwords and BusinessNameGenerator could give you a launchpad if you’re feeling stuck for blog name ideas.
These are three methods that we like to use when we have to get creative and develop names. What are some of the methods that you use to generate blog name ideas?
If you’ve decided on a great blog name idea, then it could be time to start thinking about your blog design.