I Must Confess…My Dream Blog Name
The most important part of setting up a blog is selecting a name.
Selecting THE name that will represent your site, represent your writing and represent YOU.
It can be a really huge decision.
The name you ultimately go with may be governed by a number of factors. It’s important to secure a domain name for your blog and it’s ideal to get the same name as your blog but sometimes that isn’t available.
It could be your dream name has already been taken by someone else.
Or you struggle finding THE name that brings together all your passions and interests.
I must confess that the whole process fascinates me.
My first blog name was very quickly put together – Krusty Kernels. It was a sad attempt at alliteration and a play on words (my nickname, Krusty, combined with a reference to kernels of truth). I was very new to blogging and didn’t even know what I wanted to blog about so no real forethought went into the decision.
A few months later, with some experience and more understanding of what I wanted to write, I re-thought my blog name. I wanted something that kept the focus on “truth” but also didn’t pin me into a corner and give people expectations that I couldn’t meet.
I knew I wanted to talk about my life, autism, albinism, parenting, being a working mum and anything else that took my fancy. I didn’t want to refer to anything specific in the name as I didn’t want to force myself to have to write about the one thing all the time.
I thought of all sorts of options – the pressure to get it right was immense. But I finally came up with My Home Truths. Which perfectly aligned to everything. It’s about me (obviously!), it’s my truth and what I experience in and around my home.
And, the .com domain was free – bonus!
Three years on and I have no regrets about the name of my blog – it is still my dream name and I can not think of anything else I would call it. Hand on my heart. My home truth!
What about you? Are you itching to take the plunge and change the name of your blog? Or are you thinking about taking the plunge and starting on your blogging journey? Spill the beans and share YOUR truth!
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Next week’s prompt – if you could outsource any part of your life, what would it be?