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, clever, real or something else all together.
Really a blog could be amazing, but if the name isn’t it can be a tough sell. Sometimes you can see a person has changed their mind because their domain name and title of the blog don’t match.
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 about it. 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 site 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 almost everywhere went, twitter, email, Facebook, pinterest etc. Except when I got to Tumblr it said the name was already in use. “Great”, I thought to myself. Some other mom must have gotten there before me.
So, boy was I shocked when I clicked on it to discover it was a site about a 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! (I ended up just going with the full name which is A Game of Diapers).
I often wonder about people who are specific in their name titles Like Motherofthree (I just made that up for example) because what happens if you have a fourth? Ironically, I was so busy it didn’t occur to me that there would be a time when the kids were no longer in diapers and then what would I do? To be honest it makes me kind of sad to think about that day when I won’t have any babies anymore, but for now I am going to leave that bridge until I get to it.
I think one if the funniest things about my blog name is seeing in WordPress the terms people searched to get to my site. They must be so disappointed to see it is a parenting blog and not pictures of a “sexy mom in diapers” or how to play “sexy diaper games”. Some people out there are so weird!