Tips for Naming your Blog

This post provides some links that will help you decide on a name for a new blog. One of my favorite resources here is the last one, Namethingy. It might help you, once you’ve decided on a general theme. If it doesn’t help you, it will at least make you laugh.

The History of Blogging: http://www.blogworld.com/2011/08/24/the-history-of-blogging-12-years-of-blogs/. Note that alternate histories of blogging exist. See this infographic.

Take a look at the Oxford English Dictionary records of the use of Weblog and eventually “Blog.”

How to Pick the Perfect Name for your Blog or Startup: http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/web/05/31/perfect.name.mashable/index.html

10 Quick Tips for Naming your Bloghttp://bloggingstartup.com/2008/10-quick-tips-for-naming-your-blog/

Technorati’s top 100 most popular blogs list: http://technorati.com/blogs/top100

Five Blog Naming Basics: http://www.problogger.net/archives/2010/10/07/5-blog-naming-basics/

Name Thingy: http://namethingy.com

About npiasecki

Instructor of Composition and Rhetoric at the University of Colorado Denver, specializing in 21st century skills, research, and creative nonfiction. Director of the Denver Writing Project, a local site of the National Writing Project's professional network for K through College educators.
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