So you’re thinking about starting a blog, but you have no idea what you should name your blog.
Or maybe you have an idea, but you need a confirmation or some advice.
If that sounds like you, you’re in the right place!
So what should you name your blog? 3 questions to ask yourself.
1. Why are you starting a blog, and what are your intentions?
The 1st question to ask yourself is why? What is the purpose of your blog?
There are so many reasons you could be starting a blog (and sometimes, our reason changes as we continue blogging!).
You could be starting a blog to find yourself and to go on a journey.
Or maybe you’re starting your blog to help others find themselves and go on their own journey.
Take some time to think about why you’re starting your blog, who it’s for, and what the intention is.
Is this going to be a personal brand or more of a community based brand where others can contribute?
2. What is your blog going to be about, and who are you blogging for?
They say the riches are in the niches, and I agree with that.
But I’ve also seen people branch out and talk about other topics that they didn’t originally talk about.
Maybe you want to start a food blog, so you’re thinking about using words like “recipe”, “foodie”, “kitchen”, etc. into your blog name. But what if one day you don’t want to create recipes anymore?
(This isn’t to make you feel overwhelmed, btw. You can always rebrand and rename your brand!)
You could always go with something more general like, “eat with (your name)”.
The good thing about adding these words to your blog / brand name is that people can easily get a sense of what you’re about just from your name.
Another thing you’ll want to think about is who you’re blogging for, which goes alongside with your niche.
For example, I love Amanda Holstein’s blog over at Advice from a 20 Something. You already know her blog is about advice for 20 somethings. Plus, it’s a cute name too.
3. Where do you see this in 5-10 years?
What is your vision and mission for your blog?
I’m going to tell you something that you probably don’t want to hear: Blogging is not an overnight success story. In fact, it’s like the farthest thing from an overnight success story.
So… if that’s what you’re looking for, you better start looking for something else.
Which is why I asked the question, where do you see this in 5 to 10 years? I mean, do you see this eventually branching out and growing into something bigger?
Do you want to be the face of your brand or do you want to have a brand that’s not dependent on you?
Remember, there are no right or wrong answers here.
And none of this is set in stone. You can always change your mind.
Starting a blog is exciting, but it’s also hard (and has its own set of challenges) so don’t overwhelm yourself or go into decision fatigue along the way.
I wish you the best in your blogging adventure and hope this article helped you with finding clarity around deciding on what to name your blog.
And when you do decide on a name for your blog, I’d love to hear about it! Please feel free to share it in the comments section below.
Hi there! I'm Molly, the founder of Wholehearted Woman.
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