Catchy blog names are great for attractinng attention to amateur blogs. But what is a catchy blog name? And how do you find one?
Playing with common words is a great way to come up with creative blog names. The trick is to pick words that would not normally go together.
Think “green eggs.” Two words that do not necessarly match each other but they paint a distinct picture. So it is easier to remember them. That should be the main reason for choosing catchy blog names.
If you want your catchy names to work keep in mind that they should:
- It doesn’t need to be logical
- It should contain at least one of your main keywords
- It has to be must to remember
This will ensure that your cathy blog name accomplishes its purpose.
Naming Your Blog
The best blog names are relevant.
Being relevant means that when user first lands on your site, they shouldn’t have to wonder what the site is about. The site name should give a strong clue.
Then your blog name needs to be user friendly. Make it easy for users to remember and even easier for them to type into their web browser. Those are great blog names.
Wpbeginner.com recommendation is, “Keep your domain name under 15 characters. Longer domains are harder for your users to remember”.
Types of Blog Names
Generally there are two types of blogs. There are personal blogs and lifestyle blogs.
These types of blogs are extremely broad. However you can drill down and create niche specific blogs. Niche blogs are perfect for catchy blog names.
What is important is identifying an audience. That will determine the direction to take your amatuer blog.
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.
Many times these individuals are experts in a particular field. They use their blogs to share knowledge and build community.
The Personal Blogger wants to connect with an audience that has the same interest he/she does.
The goal is to get that audience to become loyal supporters. The Personal blogger will pick a chatchy blog name with that goal in mind.
Popular Personal Blog Names
There a wide range 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 how the names identify what these blog are about. You can also try to get some 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 Professionals in a particular field.
The following two names indicate that these blogs are money and finance related. You get the idea.
However, look at the last name on the list. It’s kind of difficult to tell what this blog is about even though it does have a catchy blog name. You will need to hover over or click the link to find out what that blog is about.
In any event, every one of these sites get thousands of visitors each month.
Catchy Lifestyle Blog Names
Let’s talk about Lifestyle blogging. What is lifestyle blogging? Many of the most popular blogs fall under lifestyle blog category.
Lifestyle bloggers focus on their users. These 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.
And 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 these Lifestyle blog names 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 its name.
Name Your Blog
So now its time to find blog names ideas. Here are a few simple steps to start the process.
To find a few catchy blog names, grab a piece of paper and a pencil and start combining words. Make a list of names. Be sure to include your main keyword.
Keep the names short and simple and relevant. When you thinks you have enough names, narrow down the list to three or four names.
Ask family and friends what they think about the names you have. You can even poll your Facebook friends.
Use 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 your “seed” keywords and the software generates names that may be catchy and fun.
Go though and pick the best ones. Don’t disctracted by the “cute” blog names. Now check to see whether the domains are available.
Popular Blog Name Generators
These are five popular blog name generators.
- Name Mesh
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Register Blog Name
The next step is to secure a domain name 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.
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.
Domain Name vs Domain URL
There is a difference Between Domain Name And A URL. However, many times you will hear people refer to these as if they are one and the same thing.
The fact is they are different. The domain name is the web version of your blog’s name. It helps humans find the things they search for on the internet.
Computers talk to each other in codes. There each device is given what is called an IP address which is 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. That is why you need a domain.
When you find the domain name that is right for you, register it for at least a year. It is yours alone. and you can keep it as long as you keep the registration up to date.
Components Of A Domain 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.
Common Top Level Domains
.com: mainly used by commercial ventures
.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
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.
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.