Good morning! This is day 18 of my 31-day blogging challenge, and I'm so glad I get to keep this going even if the procrastination in me makes it really difficult. So, what is the meaning behind my blog name?
My blog name IS my birth name. In fact, my first blog name was hannahandtheworld that included everything I do in life; where I go to, what I eat, what I believe in etc. But as time went by, I got to a saturation point where I wanted to make my blog name simple. I wanted to make it easy for the people who know me in person to find my blog online. They can just search my name "Hannah Drilon" on Google and my website will be on top of the results, (thankfully) whereas hannahandtheworld would be a lot more difficult as someone already has a domain of her own using that same name. That simply means when people search hannahandtheworld, my blog wouldn't be top of the results . :(
I wanted to keep it simple
I just used my name and made several social media accounts too. Actually, having a self-titled blog isn't that bad especially if you're a personal blogger like me. We just write what comes to mind, what we think is interesting and most importantly, we write about our lives as a whole. My social media handles are all entitled Blog by Hannah because it's fair to say no one has used that handle yet.
A bit of advice
If you're planning on changing your blog name, or if you're thinking of starting your own blog, choose a name that would suit you even after 5 years, 10 years or even longer. Because if you chose "the girl who reads" for example, it might be that after 10 years, you don't really write about reading anymore, or worse, you don't consider yourself as a girl anymore, right? Second, choose a name that would be easy to find. Some just come up with abbreviations or weird names that if I were the reader, I would have to scroll down your social media account just to search for that blog link you shared. Most of the time, people won't even waste their time looking for something too. Thirdly, SEO optimization matters. Make sure you don't just have a blog name that is exactly the same as another person's with the last part (dot com, dot net, dot org etc) being the only difference. Last but not the least, think of a name that would do just what it says. If you're into makeup, come up with something creative like: "yourmakeupbuddy". I know it's lame, but don't be afraid to get your creative juices flowing when you think of a blog name. It's all in your hands now. Make it unique, relatable, easy to find — and simple.
Hope this helped!