You think you know a thing or two about life. Your family and friends always turn to you for the latest trending products, destinations, and styles. You’ve realized that you might be able to make this knowledge into a profitable blog.
However, you’re feeling a bit stuck. You know that starting a lifestyle blog is the right move to make next, but you just can’t come up with a name for the thing.
We get it. Choosing a name for a new blog is tricky, especially if it’s a lifestyle blog. You need a brandable name that’s chic…but that also fits one of the available domain names. It seems like an impossible task, but it doesn’t have to be. In this post, we’re going to show you how you can come up with the perfect blog name (without wasted time and frustration).
- What Makes a Good Blog Name?
- How to Come Up With a Blog Name When You Have No Ideas
- 5 Lifestyle Blog Name Examples (and What They Can Teach You)
Blog naming is an art, no matter what type of blog you’re starting. You need to choose a name that showcases your personality, makes your topic clear, and can grow with your business. On top of that, the name needs to be easily identifiable on social media and in search engine results.
When it comes to a lifestyle blog specifically, you also have some additional considerations. Lifestyle blogging is all about setting an example for how others can live better. The form this takes is up to you, as the diversity of lifestyle bloggers shows. But all the best lifestyle blogs do point to a version of the life that your target audience wants to live or could live (with your help, of course).
Because of this, your name needs to be fun and inviting. It needs to sparkle with personality and be clearly you. After all, lifestyle blogging is a crowded field. The last thing you want is a name that sounds too generic (or, even worse, too similar to the name of an existing lifestyle blog).
Since uniqueness is so important with lifestyle blog names, your first step should be to do some research on the name ideas you have. Make a list of names you might want to use. If you’re having trouble doing this, see the next section for some advice on how to brainstorm.
Once you have the list, you should start to type the names into Google. You should also type them into any social media platforms you might want to use. We recommend (in order of importance) Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter. This search will not only show you if the specific name you want to use is taken, but it will also give you some more ideas about how to name your own blog.
Sometimes it can feel impossible to come up with a good name. In cases like these, it can be helpful to turn to some tools designed to make the job easier. The number one tool we recommend for the job is Panabee. They have a blog name generator that lets you type in keywords related to your blog topic. Panabee then generates ideas based on your input.
For instance, here’s what happens when we type in the words “lifestyle blog.”
Of course, you’ll want to pick something less generic than “lifestyle blog” for your search, but you get the idea. You can keep entering new words into Panabee until you find something that both fits your tastes and is available to purchase. The “available” part is key, as some of the best blog name ideas are already taken. Don’t worry, though. You’ll find your perfect brand name with a bit of persistence.
Now that you understand the approach to finding a blog name, let’s take a look at the names of some popular lifestyle blogs. We hope these serve to inspire you and educate you on how you can choose a creative name to match your great content.
1. Fly Beyond Borders
Fly Beyond Borders is the lifestyle and travel blog of Louis Cole. It currently serves to document Cole’s journey around the world in a 4-seater plane. Over the years, however, it’s served as the online hub for all of Cole’s travel adventures and lifestyle tips.
We love how straightforward the name of this blog is. It describes what the blog is about, while also challenging the reader to do the same. At the same time, it’s sufficiently open-ended to allow Cole to cover pretty much whatever he wants (and shift the focus of the blog, as he has over the years).
#FollowMeTo is the blog of Russian adventurers Murad and Nataly Osmann. Yes, it’s another travel-focused lifestyle blog (we promise not all the examples are), but it has a different lesson to teach than our previous example.
To start, the incorporation of a hashtag gives the blog a modern feel. The jury was still out a few years ago on whether or not the word “hashtag” would stick around in the lexicon, but time has shown that it’s here to stay.
Even more so than that, however, we love the blog’s domain name: followmeto.travel. This is a creative use of the “.travel” domain, one that all too often just gets tacked on the end of a blog name when the site creator wasn’t able to register the “.com.”
If you can find a way to incorporate your domain extension into your blog title, you could impress your audience with your wit. Don’t force it, however. The most important part is to have your blog name sound good (and not like a forced pun).
3. Sincerely Jules
Going by the motto “Dream, Believe, Achieve,” Sincerely Jules is the lifestyle blog of Julie Sarinana. Though mostly focused on fashion, the blog is just as much about the particular lifestyle that comes with dressing well.
The best thing about the blog’s name is how personal and inviting it is. It’s like the end of a letter, an ending that invites you (the reader) to stick around and learn what the blog is all about.
It’s also an example of how to tastefully and naturally incorporate your name into your blog title. This doesn’t always work, and you shouldn’t force it if your name doesn’t lend itself well to your blog topic. When you can do it, however, it helps your readers to associate your identity with the blog.
4. Over our wall
Moving from fashion to family, we have Katie Stauffer’s blog, Over our wall. Katie uses the blog to share stories of raising (and traveling the globe with) her five children. As much as it is about these stories of family life, it’s also a blog of photography tips that aim to help readers capture photos in the same intimate, authentic way that Katie does.
What we love about the blog’s name is how it matches the topic perfectly. It’s intriguing and inviting, just as Katie’s photos are. It’s an invitation to go “behind the scenes” of raising a family and living an authentic, beautiful life. If you can do the same with your blog name, you’ll be able to draw readers in without a problem.
To finish our list, we have Blogilates. It’s the fitness and lifestyle blog of Cassey Ho. Yes, it’s mainly a blog about fitness and health, but it aims to show how the two are essential to leading a balanced, whole lifestyle.
The blog’s name is also one of our favorite puns ever. Creating a name like this isn’t easy, and it can sound terrible if you do it the wrong way. Cassey’s name succeeds because it’s short and memorable. Many pun names make the mistake of being too long or wordy, but there’s no such issue with this name. Take note if you decide to use a pun for your lifestyle blog name.
Pick a Lifestyle Blog Name You’re Proud Of
We hope this guide has helped you in your journey to picking a lifestyle blog name you’ll love. Once you’ve chosen a blog name, you’ll need a place to purchase hosting and register your domain name. For this, we recommend Bluehost. When you sign up using this link, you’ll get a steep discount on WordPress hosting (plus a free domain name). With all that out of the way, you’ll finally be able to publish your first blog post.
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