Have you ever wondered why your favourite blogs have the names they do?
There is a really interesting story behind Blogger Dad’s name for those of you who know him and read him (and if you don’t, well why not?)
He is a former journalist and a wanted to start up a blog and thought calling himself Writer Dad would be cool. And, blow me down, the domain name was available.
Only he procrastinated and by the time he went to buy it, someone else had snapped it up.
How could they? Who the hell was it? What a jerk (his word not mine).
Well curiosity got the better of him and Blogger Dad visited the Writer Dad blog and to cut a very long story short, they are now very very good online buddies and actually set up in business together.
How amazing is that?
Melissa at More to Life than Laundry (her blog charting her plans to take part in a round the world Clipper race) asked the blogging community to help her come with a name for her domain, and famously, Dooce was named after it’s author Heather Armstrong kept misspelling ‘dude’ when having Instant Message conversations with co-workers.
I know you see some names and it seems pretty obvious why they are called what they are called but I just wonder what was the thought process behind it – did you want it to be a real reflection of you, did it just pop into your head, did you ask your children to name it?
For the record, mine was a ‘popped into your head’ variety.
I was writing a parenting blog for the newspaper I worked on and hated the name they had given it so when I branched out on my own I knew I wanted something short and memorable.
And, well, me!