Saturday, August 4, 2007

Whats In A Name?

One of the single most important features that makes a blog unique is a name, so it’s not surprising that coming up with a catchy name is a daunting task. I’m sure each blogger out there has a story on how he or she came up with their name. Feel free to take their advice on how they found in a fortune cookie, but remember this: the name of the site is the first thing a reader sees and uses to make a judgement about your blog or not. If appropriate for the type of site, use your own name as the dot com. It conveys a more personal feeling to the reader. It shows that blogger isn’t afraid to say “this is my work.” It shows CONFIDENCE. On the other hand, there are times when using your name is not appropriate or even an option (maybe it's already registered). This is where coming up with a name becomes a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. It’s actually quite simple. Take out a piece of paper or open a new notepad file up and jot down everything thing that comes to mind about your chosen topic. From this list you can begin to construct your very own unique name! However, there are two things you will want to keep in mind.

  • You want your name to be short and concise. The more people need to type, the more room for errors. Anything too long readers will forget (Exactly what you don’t need!). After all, there is a reason why your phone number is seven digits long.
  • Choose a name that is catchy. This makes it easier for the reader to remember resulting in repeat visits.

Hooray! We've successfully came up with a way to make coming up with a name a lot easier resulting in more time to spend on the most important part of the site; the content!

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