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  1. Picking a name is very exciting but also extremely stressful. These are some great points to think about.

  2. Great advice. I’ve wanted my current blog name for years but went through four others before I went with it. Simple Sojourns. I found a lot of people didn’t know the definition of sojourn but decided it was time they did. Ha! I’m happy with the name and my co-blogging husband is too.

  3. What a great informative post! I’ve always thought to try and make my blog name something that was catchy so that people would identify me with my blog. I’ve been following you for years and I love your name! The moment I see anyone mentioning your blog, I can automatically place your face with your blog… me that’s important! Great tips!

  4. When I started my blog year’s ago, I didn’t think ahead. I would love to change my blog’s name!

  5. These are actually extremely good tips! When I was looking for a title for my blog it probably took me a good couple months before I figured out what I really liked. Once I had it down it was cake from there.

  6. I love my blog name, but then again – I know a lot of people who aren’t from New England don’t get what a masshole is. Around here, it’s hilarious, though.

  7. This is interesting. I follow a lot of blogs and some are pretty closely named. You I have followed forever way back when your contests were emailed to you! I have never won but have always enjoyed visiting. I think a blog name is important.

  8. It sounds like a .ME is a great way to get a blog name you want without having to come up with something that hasn’t already been snagged in the more commonly used .COM.

  9. The widget doesn’t seem to work. Sends me to a blank page.

    I’m thinking about changing my blog name to Elleberra. I have used that for all my social sites and email. What do you think?

    If I change the name it won’t matter so much what I write about. On the other hand I love the name of my blog. I just don’t think other people love it lol.

    • I think your name is general enough that you could expand to anything. I think Elleberra is cute too, easy to say as well. Of course, I am your fan so anything you do is perfect. Shelley

      • Have I told you lately that I love you??

        That said I know bloody well that perfect is not a good description, but I really appreciate the boost. Maybe I’ll just start a different blog then, for other “stuff”.

        Thank you! 🙂

  10. Hope it’s ok that I’m writing on this post so soon. My daughter does a daily “holiday” post, and she told me today is Name Yourself Day. I thought of this post and your tips for picking a blog name. It’s funny how we come up with names. Have you always liked yours? Did your children ever want to change their names? My daughter loves names and has often thought about changing her middle name. I don’t think she would do that permanently anymore, but I think for one day she would. You may have sortof stumbled into your blog name, but it really does seem to fit you. I like it! Good job picking.

    • I have always liked my blog name but I must say it does violate many of the rules I now know to be true. It does fit the blog concept and me as well. I think you know me quite Sherry! Shelley

  11. This is great information for folks planning to start a blog. I don’t have one, wasn’t considering starting one, but loved reading this article! This is probably the most informative article I have read on the subject. Thanks for sharing!!

  12. I’ve always been impressed with the catchy names people come up with for their blogs and wondered how they do it. This is how. Your tips are good

  13. Ooh these are great tips!! My best friend (of 21 years now) have been talking about starting one but cannot think of just the right name yet!! I will have to send this to her!!

  14. These are great tips! I hadn’t even thought about making sure it was available on all platforms but so important. I agree with keeping it short and not just representative of you now, and it is hard when you use a word that can be spelled many ways or by using creative spelling. You want your name to stick and stay fresh in their mind.