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Coming up with a creative name for your blog is a challenge. Many times, the name you come up with can impact your marketability, or lack thereof. Even if you have a great idea for a blog, not having a catchy, memorable name can be a deal breaker with readers.
Think of your blog name as the first impression to your readers. Crazy and unique blog names like “the onion,” can give suspense and pique a reader’s curiosity. A blog name that goes straight for the desired keyword isn’t necessarily a bad name. It just depends on what you want your blogging persona to be.
If you’re going for the academic, straight to the point type of blog, you may settle for a name that isn’t quite as creative. If you’re wanting to carve out an identity for yourself along with a successful blog, coming up with a creative name is the right choice.