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The Name Says it All: Choosing a Name For Your Blog

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Last week I wrote about choosing the name for my children, now I thought I’d talk about choosing the name of your blog.

I have to admit, I am always on the lookout for new blogs to read and follow and the name is a big factor in whether I click or not. Some names are funny, cleaver, real or something else all together.
Looking at the variety of names I thought it would be interesting to hear how/why people chose to name their blog how they did.

In my case, I really didn’t think much. My blog was just for me and I came at it with the approach of “hope I can find something that isn’t already taken”. I tried twinlife and twinlife2013 was available so I took it.

Then, as my blog grew, I decided I wanted to have my own domain. This was exciting and I decided it was time to give my sight a bit of a makeover, including a new name.

One of my favourite shows is Game of Thrones. I was sitting there watching the latest episode when it hit me, Game of Diapers! It made so much sense. I had changed almost 180 diapers the week we brought home the twins (Sawyer wasn’t potty trained then). Plus, our daughter Sansa did get her name from the books. Finally, I like referring to it as a game, because that is my outlook on life. I think humour is one of the most valuable tools you can have when dealing with difficult situations (ie. Three kids under three and two dogs to look after).

Lucky for me, Game of Diapers was available, and so I took it. It was available everywhere I went except on Tumblr. “Great”, I thought to myself. Some mom must have gotten there before me.

So, boy was I shocked when I clicked on it to discover it was dome gross teenager blogging about how he needed to wear diapers while playing video games so he doesn’t have to stop to go to the washroom. Eeeew! LOL

I ended up just going with the full name which is A Game of Diapers.

So that’s my story, let’s here yours. How did you choose the name of your blog? Is there any advice you would give to someone who is currently trying to decide what to call theirs?

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About Shannon

I am a university educated full-time working mother of three children and expecting #4. Proudly Canadian, I freeze my butt off along with my loving partner, two dogs and a cat. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them, but if you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all.

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7 thoughts on “The Name Says it All: Choosing a Name For Your Blog

  1. I could swear i read this blog post a few weeka back :/

    Posted by journey2dfuture | July 14, 2013, 2:31 pm
  2. My actual username hthrbelle has been my nickname pretty much as long as the Internet has existed in my life. Heather is my first name. Belle was my nickname growing up because I was one of very few girls in my family.

    As for my blog, there really isn’t a story. I just sort of started referring to my life that way early on when the twins were born because it made the chaotic part slightly more manageable to pretend it was magical. Lol!

    I still haven’t committed to purchasing my own domain. I may one day. Who knows?

    Posted by Heather C | July 14, 2013, 6:01 pm
  3. Always nice to hear about the story behind the name of a blog! The full name of my blog is a nugget of joy for a lifetime of cupcakes. Honestly, it makes no sense! Haha but I chose it because I saw it one of the email subjects in my husband’s mailbox and thought it was cute (yes I didn’t even coin it). When I was choosing the domain I just decided to shorten it to anuggetofjoy.com. thought it was pretty catchy.

    One piece of advice is to google the domain name first. Even if the exact domain is not used, the term may be used in the domain name or title of the website. Best to check what shows up in the search results.

    Posted by Zee | July 15, 2013, 6:01 am

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