Here at IFB, we know the fashion blogging world is constantly growing. And we know you’re probably wondering, “How on earth do these new bloggers keep thinking up blog name ideas?”
Luckily, we’ve given it a lot of thought. We know it’s hard to find names that aren't already taken on the internet and social media. So, we’ve mined our archives for some of the best tips our writers have come up with over the years, when it comes to blog name ideas.
If you’re struggling when it comes to seeking our original blog name ideas, before sure to check out the below for a few tips and tricks. Happy Naming!
Editor's Note: This article was originally written and published by Kristen Philipkoski in June 2015. It was updated by Laura Kell on August 25th, 2017
Brainstorm New Blog Name Ideas on Paper
Start brainstorming. Get out a paper and pen, and do it the old fashioned way. Write down up to twenty-five blog name ideas on paper – even the ones you aren’t keen on. Take a break, then write down another twenty-five or so. Go back and find a handful you’re keen on, then see if you can improve or merge those ideas together. Writing your ideas down on paper is an excellent way to effectively generate a solid blog name, so don’t dismiss this step.
Combine The Best of Both “Niche Market” Worlds
Nowadays many bloggers straddle two or three different niche markets, when it comes to categorizing their blog (i.e. fashion, beauty, lifestyle, food, travel, etc.) If you plan to cover multiple topics of interest, feel free to incorporate that into your list of blog name ideas. Planning on blogging about fashion and food? The second part of your blog name could be related to something yummy (ex. Cupcakes and Cashmere). What about beauty and home décor? Feel free to let that reflect in your new blog’s name (Maybe Lipstick and Lounge Chairs?). Don’t feel the need to stick to one category; find a title that suits both you and your new blog's interests best.
Use An Online Name Generator
If all else fails, get some help from technology. Lean Domain Search is good for finding available domains, that you can then turn into a blog title. Panabee is great for coming up with combinations of words and Domainr can help you come up with titles that utilize extensions creatively. And browsing this one is pretty fun, if you’re looking for some creative inspiration.
You can also check out IFB's article “The Blog Name Generator: 9 Easy Ways to Name Your Blog” for more blog name ideas.
Give Your City A Shoutout
This is good SEO practice, especially if you want out-of-town brands to notice of your blog when they come to your city. For example, if the public relations department of a company wants to invite local bloggers to an event and they can easily find your blog in Google, you’re more likely to be invite. Therefore, it’s worthwhile considering blog name ideas along the lines of “Celine in Cleveland” or “Mel in Miami” if you live in Cleveland or Miami. That way, when a PR rep is googling “Cleveland bloggers” or “Miami bloggers”, you’re more likely to rank in their search if your city is in the title.
Don’t Be Afraid to Forget The Rules…
You'll find tons of tips on the internet about the importance of keywords and SEO, when it comes to thinking up blog name ideas. Some like to reinforce the idea that your blog name should be clear and easy to say. But for every tip like that, there's a Man Repeller or Stop It Right Now or Go Fug Yourself. A unique blog name can work just as well as an SEO-friendly one, so be creative. Follow your instincts and let your new blog’s name reflect your personality.
…But Take Inspiration From Other Bloggers
Some successful bloggers put very little thought into naming their blog (ex. Rumi Neely and Fashion Toast). Others spent a month coming up with a name they liked. This roundup from Who What Wear is a reminder that inspiration for blog name ideas can strike when we least expect it — and that it can be like pulling teeth! Any method can work if the name reflects your personal vibe and feels authentic. it's your content and execution that will ultimately determine your blog’s success.
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