I have a confession to make. Choosing PixieDustStudio as a name for my blog was a rash decision. I needed a blog name and it seemed suitable for the whimsy designs I did at the time. Excitement and lack of patience made me buy the domain without doing any research. It wasn’t long until I realized that it wasn’t as original as I thought.
Introducing Elan Blog Studio
Now it’s time to let go. This time, I’ve thought a lot about it, and the name keeps growing on me. My style has changed a lot in the past year. I still enjoy creating playful blogs, but I’m also drawn to simple, modern designs. I hope Elan Blog Studio reflects this and will allow me to grow and build a stronger, more professional brand.
ÉLAN is a French word that means style and energy. Though it’s often used to describe performances, it also works well for designs.
I hope you like it and will continue to follow me on this journey.
Finding the right name for your blog or business
It doesn’t seem like such a hard decision, but then you try to find the right one and you are stuck. Even though changing it is not such a bad thing, it’s advisable to pick one that you will also like in the future.
The major debate when it comes to this subject is using your name or a brand/descriptive name. There are a lot of advantages to using your own name, but it might get in the way of growing your business.
Here are some tips to get you started:
- Pick a topic. You want to start a blog, but you haven’t found your niche. No problem, just think about your interests. What you like to do and how do you want to present yourself to your readers.
- Make a list. Write down words that describe you and your business. Use a thesaurus to find synonyms. Try to put words together and see if you find something you like. It’s not going to be easy, but don’t get discouraged if you don’t find a good name right away. Take a break and start over another day.
- Choose a unique name. If you are blogging for profit, it’s important to distinguish yourself from other bloggers in your niche. Find something that represents you, but it is also professional. This will be your brand. How do you want your readers to see you?
- Research. There are a lot of tools to help you check if the name you want is available. You can use Namrr for domain names, and NameChk or KnowEm for social media accounts.
- Think it over. Try to take some time and think about the name. Do you still like it after a few days? You might try to ask your friends or readers about it.
A good name and logo are important for you blog and business. But even more important is the content and the relationship you build with your audience. And remember, if you outgrow it, you can always change it.