With extra time at home in 2020, many people have taken up a new hobby. If you’re one of them, you might be thinking about starting a blog to share your newfound expertise and interest with other people. Often, the hardest part of blogging is getting started—especially deciding on a name.
Choosing the right name will help you connect with your intended audience, and maybe even drive enough traffic to your site that you can turn your hobby into a side hustle. With a smart name generator like Namify, you can breeze through the name selection process and choose a unique title for your blog with an available domain name.
Read on to learn how you can use Namify to find the perfect name.
Understanding Namify’s Keyword Tool
Namify’s blog name generator uses a combination of user-provided keywords and a category selection to produce hundreds of unique name ideas with each search. Unlike older name generators, Namify lets you provide plenty of input to ensure that the ideas it produces reflect what’s unique about your blog.
For example, imagine you stuck with the early quarantine baking craze, and as 2020 draws to a close, you’ve discovered a love for classic French treats like croissants, brioche, and kouign-amann.
In this case, you’d select the “food” category, and consider your intended audience and the tone you want for your blog. If you’re a busy mom and you love to spend quality time baking with your children’s help, you’ll want to project a different image than a young professional with a programming background who fell in love with the technical aspects of baking.
Developing Your Ideal Keywords
Before you begin the keyword search process, use a mind map or a simple list to brainstorm words and imagery that convey the spirit of your blog. For the first example, you might use phrases like “sweet,” “family,” “kitchen,” or “love”; for the second, you’d be more successful with “art and science,” “chemistry,” or “technical.”
Namify requires you to use at least two keywords, but you can use more than that if you want a wider range of name suggestions. Before your keywords make the final leap from mind mapping to name generating, try to find a theme to unify your favorite ideas. It can help to come up with several ideas for different blog posts to see if a pattern emerges among the things you like to write about.
Choosing Your New Name
Once you’ve thought about your blog’s conceptual theme and used those ideas to come up with several relevant keywords, just enter them into Namify’s search field with the appropriate category marked to generate hundreds of names. With so many options, it can be hard to make a final decision, but Namify provides some tools to make the process easier.
First, keep in mind that there’s more than one “perfect” name for your blog. You’ll probably like several of the ideas Namify generates, so don’t be afraid to choose based on things like how the name sounds when you say it aloud or if it gives you a good idea for a logo. As long as the name tells readers what your blog is about, you can be confident that you made the right choice.
Use the heart icon that appears next to each of the names that catch your eye and email yourself the shortlist so you can think about your favorites. When you’re ready to decide, Namify can even help you find a custom domain name for your blog to make sure your web address is easy for readers to remember and looks interesting on social media.
With the hassle of finding the perfect name out of the way, you can focus on sharing the finer points of your hobby with an eager new audience and delve deeper into the activity you love.