catchy blog name examples

Catchy blog names are supposed to draw attention to amateur blogs.  But what is a catchy blog name? Catchy blog names are often coined from a play on words.

The words chosen to create these blog names are not words that would not normally go together. For instance “green eggs” 

However,  for catchy blogs names to be effective that have to meet a few criteria:

  1. The need to make sense 
  2. They must be easily remembered
  3. The must contain at least one keyword

These features will ensure that you not only have catchy blog names, but an effective ones as well. But let’s see how you can come up with a good name for your amateur blog.

How To Pick Good Blog Names

 The best blog names are relevant.

Being relevant means that when a user first lands on your site, they shouldn’t  have to wonder what it’s about. The name of your blog should provide a strong clue.  

Secondly, your blog name should be user friendly. Make it easy for users to remember and easier to type into a browser.

Avoid names with special characters.  Even when you choose a catchy name for your blog, relevance and being memorable take priority.

Wpbeginner.com recommendation is, “Keep your domain name under 15 characters.  Longer domains are harder for your users to remember”.

Choosing Catchy Blog Names

 Generally there are two types of amateur blogs. There are personal blogs and lifestyle blogs.

Both these types of blogs can be extremely broad. Therefore you are able to drill down to a specific niche. An example is travel blogs.

They can either be personal or lifestyle blogs. It all depends on the angle the blogger is writing from.

The more narrow your niche is, the easier it is to come up with catchy blog names. But first determine your blog type.

Personal Type Amature Blogs

Personal blogs are more of a chronicle of the individual blogger’s own stories. They are written from the individual blogger’s perspective.

Oftentimes these individuals are experts in a particular field. These blogs are meant to be used for sharing knowledge and community building.

The main goal of a personal blogger is to connect with an audience that shares common interests.

Personal bloggers hope that as the audience gets to them a trust bond will be formed. This will eventually lead to a community of loyal supporters.

Popular Personal Blog Names

There are vast amounts of personal blogs on the Internet. They cover topics from money to parenting and everything in between. Here are some personal blogs you may find interesting. 

Pay close attention to their names. You could get some helpful  blog name ideas.

1. Giovanna Fletcher  https://www.giovannafletcher.com/  

2. Michael Hyatt    https://Michaelhyatt.com 

3. Mr. Money Moustache  https://www.mrmoneymustache.com/  

4. Make Money Writing https://makealivingwriting.com/ 

5. Online Tech Tips https://online-tech-tips.com   

6. Serious Eats  https://www.seriouseats.com/

7. Avocadu https://avocadu.com

Notice the two first names one the list. Just by looking at them you think the bloggers are some kind of professionals. 

The following two names indicate that these blogs are money and finance related-you get the idea. 

However, look at the final name on the list.  It’s kind of difficult to tell what this blog is about even though it does have a catchy name. So, you have to hover over or click the link to find out.

In any event, every one of these sites get thousands of visitors each month.

Catchy Lifestyle Blog Names

Now we come to lifestyle blogging. What is really lifestyle blogging?  Many of the most popular blogs fall under lifestyle blog categories.

Lifestyle bloggers focus on their users. Lifestyle blogs are more geared toward  helping users find solutions to their problems.

Some lifestyle blogs are travel, fashion, food, health and wellness and related subjects.

In addition they may cover different topics in a broader niche. Here  are some names of popular lifestyle blogs.

1. NerdWallet  https://nerdwallet.com 

2. Healthline  https://healthline.com

3. Fit Men Cook   https://fitmencook.com/

4. Wellness Mama  https://wellnessmama.com/

5. Better Living  https://onbetterliving.com/

6. He Spoke Style  https://hespokestyle.com/

7. Super Hit Ideas  https://www.superhitideas.com/

The first thing you might have noticed about the names of the lifestyle is how simple they are.  This makes it easier to remember them.

Second thing is that you know exactly what the blog is about just by looking at the name.

Simple Tips For Naming Your Blog

So to find catchy names for amateur blogs, grab a piece of paper and a pencil and start making a list.

 Keep the names short and simple and make sure they are relevant.  Then try to narrow down the list to three or four names.

You can even ask family and friends to help you.

Utilize Blog Name Generators

Another way to find useful and catchy blog names is by using a blog name generator to help you.

Blog name generators are pieces of software that will generate blog name ideas for you. You simply enter you seed keyword and the software generates names that may be catchy and fun.

Your go though and pick the best ones then check to see whether they are available.

Popular Blog Name Generators

These are a few of the more popular blog name generators.

Start The Amateur Blogging Journey

The next step is to secure a domain name URL for your blog. This is the Internet version of your blog name.

Just head over to one of the domain Registrars to see whether the name is available. If it is where you can buy and register it.

A few  popular Domain Registrars are Namecheap.com, Domain.com and GoDaddy.com There are others such as Cloudflare.

You can also get domains through some hosting providers free for a limited time when you purchase hosting from them. 

namecheap domain registrar for catchy blog names

However I do not recommend this because you never know how long you will be with your current hosting service.

And if and when you decide to move on it won’t be as easy if you got a domain through them.

Another alternative is building your blog on a free platform like WordPress.com or Bloggers But of course there are some limitations here as well.

Costs To Register A Domain

Your best course is to register your one domain name and then point it to your hosting platform.

It only costs about $9 to $15 dollars (US) to register a new domain. And the domain name is all you need to purchase. 

The upsells and addons are not necessary. 

Difference Between Domain Name And A URL

Many times you will hear people refer to these as if they are one and the same thing.

The fact is they are different. As was mentioned before, the domain name is the web version of your blog’s name. It helps humans find what they want on the internet. How?

Computers talk to each other in codes. There each device is given what is called an IP address wish and a string of numbers. 

If you type the website’s IP address in the search bar the website will show up. But just imagine us humans having to type in all these numbers whenever we want to find a website. 

When you find the domain name that is right for you, You register it for at least a year. It is yours alone as you keep the registration up to date.

Three Important Components of Is A URL

If you visit Alexa.com you can see the top 500 sites with the best domain names the web. You will also see how simple these names are. Here are a few components of a good domain name.

URL stands for  Universal Resource Locator. But you will always hear it referred to as a URL or domain URL.

The URL is made up of two other important components apart from the domain name. They are:

The Extension which is the suffix that follows the name.  Popular domain extensions are .com, .net, .org, and a host of newer ones including ones related to specific markets or countries.

 URL extensions are called Top Level Domains or TLD’s. Without them your website address would not be complete.

List of Common Top Level Domains

.com-mainly used by commercial businesses

.net-also used by businesses and personal projects

.org used by non-profit organizations

.edu-generally associated with educational institutions

.biz attached to company names

List of Restricted Top Level Domains

.aero-used by the aerospace industry

.post-reserved for the post office

.gov-used by governmental entities

.mil-restricted for use by the military

.museum-used by museums and relevant entities

The second important component of the URl is referred to as Secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol- HTTPS://

This is the URL prefix. This protocol is responsible for the secure transfer of data across the internet.

It is important for users to know that their data is being transferred from one point to another on the web. Here’s what a domain URL looks like.

Summary

Now you have some guidelines on how to choose catchy blog names for your amateur blog. These are a few thing to keep in mind when deciding on a name for your blog.:

  • Keep the domain name short.
  • Choose a name that your users will easily remember
  • Go for a domain extension that is relevant to your project.
  • Do not include special characters in your blog name
  • Avoid using numbers. If you must use numbers, use figures

Never forget your main goal is to provide a great user experience. But you also want to ensure that your catchy blog names are search engine friendly too. 

Now it’s time to find a home for your amateur blog. Next stop is web hosting.