Find the Right Blog Name

Starting a blog is a great way to share thoughts and educate. Blogs and Blogging vary widely in the way they are built and run. The options range from microblogging platforms to self-hosted, large scale blogs and online magazines. Getting started right is the key to developing your blog in the direction you want to go.

Blogging and microblogging platforms such as Medium and Micro.blog are good when your main priority is getting your words out there. These services allow you to start writing today. The main downside is the limited control you have and that your content’s search traffic (and backlinks) will lead to their platform becoming more popular instead of your own.

A self-hosted blog allows you to have maximum control and maximum gains, but comes with more work and costs. You’ll need to maintain a website. Fortunately, there are services to make this easier.

How to Check Blog Name Availability

You can check if your blog name is still available by entering it below. This will check the name on Tumblr, Twitter and Medium. Twitter threads (replying to your own tweets) are a great way to publicly share shorter content pieces. Additionally, this will also check your blog name as .com and .xyz - two popular domain endings for blogs.

How to Register a Blog Name

For a blogging platform a simple registration is enough. Make sure to check your name first. To use Medium with a custom domain you can search in the form above.

If you opt for a self-hosted blog, you can check your blog names in the form above and register your desired domain name. Afterwards you can get a cheap hosting package from A2 Hosting or TMD Hosting. The features and prices are very similar. For software you can choose between WordPress and the more modern SilverStripe. Both before mentioned hosting providers offer hosting solutions for these two blogging solutions.

Can I Trademark a Blog Name?

Yes, of course you can register a trademark for your blog name. The main question is if it is worth the effort and costs. Often, a registration of the related domain names is sufficient to ensure no one else is using your name. Read more about how to protect your blog similar to a business name.

How Long Should My Blog Name Be?

Ideally, you want a short and brandable name. It helps to include main keywords to support ranking for these words. Making sure the name is actually available is important. You can run your search using the form above or read more in this related article: How to Find out If Your Business Name Is Available or Already Taken?

How to Start a Blog to Promote your Small Business

If you aren't blogging as a business, you are leaving money on the table. Blogs are an easy way to get word out about your services and products. You can use a blog to collect leads, present yourself as an industry expert and of course to attract new customers. Starting a small business blog doesn't need to be complicated or costly. Find out how to start your business blog today.

How to Make the Most of Your Articles

Once you have got your blog up and running and written a number of blog posts you should start promoting your articles. The greatest articles aren’t worth much if no one is able to find them. Make sure to share links to your articles as you continue writing new pieces.

Summary

Finding the right name for your blog isn’t as tricky as it might appear. Neither is starting a blog. Once you get going, make sure to promote your articles well. This will give you an edge over the competition.