What’s In a Name?
I’m always fascinated by how bloggers come up with their blog names. For me, Shooting Stars was because we wanted to focus on authors and artists that we believed in and who were up and coming – aka Shooting Stars. The Mag part is actually short for magazine, because the original goal was to have monthly “issues” like a magazine, but that was dropped right away, but we still kept the Mag. I like it!What's In a Name? How did bloggers come up with their blog names? Read my post #ontheblog to find out! Click To Tweet
Today, I’m sharing the stories behind some other blogger’s names! Share yours in the comments!
Originally I had named my blog by my first name, which luckily is an unusual spelling so I was able to purchase my domain. But, then I started interviewing my friends about the topics I was planning to write about, and I started saying this phrase to them repeatedly. It just came to me, and I couldn’t stop saying it. It was the answer to almost everything. So, It’s All You Boo was born.
-Nadalie Bardo, https://itsallyouboo.com/
I am a teacher and a mom and will be writing about both so I combined the two.
My name is Esther Regaillard. My blog name is brownmomrising. I chose this name because I recently became a mother and I’m on a “journey” to rise above all the obstacles that come my way. Whether it through motherhood, my career, health and so forth.
I brainstormed a list of several pages long over a several day period. Then, I showed that list to people in real life. I’m still kind of surprised that I ended up with the prosaic “Joy’s Book Blog,” but there was a general consensus among the people I consulted that cutesy names were just confusing. The clever ones went over their head or were already in use by other book bloggers (proving that I’m no more clever than the average book blogger). In the end, I decided that “Joy’s Book Blog” was clear and would work well with search engines, so I stuck with that. It’s been 7 years; I can’t imagine changing it now. I even make it work for posts that aren’t about books.
I’ve switched blog names too many times to count. It’s sad really. But, I finally came up with something that matches who I am and my life, which is amazing. It was difficult though. How I came up with the name was through a LOT of brainstorming about how to get puppies involved in my blog that has mostly book reviews. I’ve changed from a gaming blog to a book review blog, to a life blog that focuses mostly on book reviews but now I don’t feel bad posting pictures of my dogs! <3 Finally wound up with the blog name: Ruff Day Reviews.
My blog was originally called Creative Therapy because I used to share my artwork and writing. But over the years it developed more into a book blog and earlier this year I decided to change the name to Dusting the Soul.The name comes from the quote ” art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life” by Pablo Picasso.
My blog name went through a couple changes in the beginning before I settled on Wonderland’s Reader! I’ve been thinking of changing it again to reflect the broader topics I plan to blog about.
I was trying to think of something bookish and had a song lyric ‘blades in a line’ stuck in my head! I like the name so I wouldn’t want to change.
My blog name is Absolute Shannonigans because it’s a pun on my name. It’s also not book specific so if I wanted to “expand” I’m not stuck with a book name.
It’s a reading thing was the name of my old message board on yuku. I kept the name when I created the blog.
Tell Me: If you’re a blogger, how did you come up with your blog name? I might use your story for a future post! Also, be sure to check out the blogs in this post! Make new friends!
If you liked this blogger community formed post, check out some of my others- What books did you love as a child?, Weirdest place you’ve bought a book, and Weirdest place you’ve read a book Part 1 and Part 2.