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TheJackB
TheJackB

@tonyknuckles Hi Tony. That sounds like a pretty cool idea. Going to pop over and check it out.

TheJackB
TheJackB

@SuzyQ Hi Suzy. FWIW, I don't think the names have to necessarily be creative- sometimes practical outweighs that. Your title makes it pretty clear who and what you are. I can't imagine going to school and dealing with the kids. That has to be an awful lot of work.

tonygreene113
tonygreene113

Mine is 113Tidbits of Commentary, an offshoot of a site with over 1200 posts and a mix of my ideas on current events. - the 113 is my birthday...Nov 3

tonyknuckles
tonyknuckles

Mine is 113Tidbits of Commentary, an offshoot of a site with over 1200 posts and a mix of my ideas on current events. - the 113 is my birthday...Nov 3

SuzyQ
SuzyQ

Mine is called WorkingMomBackToSchool, which is not creative at all...it's because I work full-time and went back to school last fall, and while my husband and kids are reasonably supportive, it's a struggle being a grad student (carrying 6-8 credits per semester), working, and doing all the other things parents do for their kids (scout leader, taxi driver, etc.). My blog is not widely followed, but is a good journaling opportunity for me. I do, however, love input from others because the perspectives they present sometimes help me think a little bigger (and help me know I'm not alone).

SuzyQ
SuzyQ

Mine is called WorkingMomBackToSchool, which is not creative at all...it's because I work full-time and went back to school last fall, and while my husband and kids are reasonably supportive, it's a struggle being a grad student (carrying 6-8 credits per semester), working, and doing all the other things parents do for their kids (scout leader, taxi driver, etc.). My blog is not widely followed, but is a good journaling opportunity for me. I do, however, love input from others because the perspectives they present sometimes help me think a little bigger (and help me know I'm not alone).

TheJackB
TheJackB

@SoloBizCoach Hi Fred. It is nice to see you here. I think that there is a lot of value in a simple name. Your name makes it very clear what your business and there is a lot to be said for that. Sometimes people get too clever and use something like Multiverse Amalgamated. It has an interesting ring to it, but it doesn't answer the question of what they do.

SoloBizCoach
SoloBizCoach

@Griddy I think that nittyGriddy is a great name. It is so memorable.

SoloBizCoach
SoloBizCoach

Hi Jack,

The name of my blog is nothing too creative, SoloBizCoach.com. I was trying to make it obvious what my business is about. I help solo entrepreneurs create awesome businesses. I love working with solopreneurs because I love their creativity and passion. Also, my own side business developed from a passion of mine and now it is one of the best things I have ever built. So, I love to help others do the same.

Thanks @TheJackB for giving me a chance to share my story! That is awesome!

SoloBizCoach
SoloBizCoach

Hi Jack, The name of my blog is nothing too creative, SoloBizCoach.com. I was trying to make it obvious what my business is about. I help solo entrepreneurs create awesome businesses. I love working with solopreneurs because I love their creativity and passion. Also, my own side business developed from a passion of mine and now it is one of the best things I have ever built. So, I love to help others do the same. Thanks @TheJackB for giving me a chance to share my story! That is awesome!

TheJackB
TheJackB

@Griddy Yo Griddy I think that the name of your blog is great. Sometimes we get so caught up in all of the business type stuff we forget about the 'people' aspect. That human side is what is most important for the blogs, or so I think. As for Godin, well he has published more books than I have but I am working on that. Thanks for coming by. I look forward to seeing you here again.

Griddy
Griddy

Hey Jack,

When I was thinking of a name fro my blog - I didn't know how important SEO and Keyword search (and all those other techie things) were to naming a blog. But even if I did - I wouldn't have cared.

I wanted my blog's name to represent me, my style, my thoughts, my personality - my human-ness! That's all!

At the time - I didn't know what I'd be writing about or what niche I wanted. I just wanted to write and I wanted it to sound like me.

I went ahead and bought my own name at dot com but I knew I didn't want to use it for my blog - more so for my professional website if anything - even if not - I wanted to own it.

Griddy is my nickname - it has been since my first year of college. My teammates gave it to me and it just stuck. And I love it! :)

So I wanted something with Griddy in it. nittyGriddy just came to me - and it's like a little spin off of nitty-gritty and it had a nice ring to it. Plus, heat of the matter, practical details and getting down to the basics and essentials - is kinda like what I try to do.

So that's my story - nittyGriddy was the obvious choice and fit ;) FWIW!

Oh, and I think you just beat Godin with the shortest post ever! Haha But a damn fine one!

Have a good weekend.

Cheers

Griddy
Griddy

Hey Jack, When I was thinking of a name fro my blog - I didn't know how important SEO and Keyword search (and all those other techie things) were to naming a blog. But even if I did - I wouldn't have cared. I wanted my blog's name to represent me, my style, my thoughts, my personality - my human-ness! That's all! At the time - I didn't know what I'd be writing about or what niche I wanted. I just wanted to write and I wanted it to sound like me. I went ahead and bought my own name at dot com but I knew I didn't want to use it for my blog - more so for my professional website if anything - even if not - I wanted to own it. Griddy is my nickname - it has been since my first year of college. My teammates gave it to me and it just stuck. And I love it! :) So I wanted something with Griddy in it. nittyGriddy just came to me - and it's like a little spin off of nitty-gritty and it had a nice ring to it. Plus, heat of the matter, practical details and getting down to the basics and essentials - is kinda like what I try to do. So that's my story - nittyGriddy was the obvious choice and fit ;) FWIW! Oh, and I think you just beat Godin with the shortest post ever! Haha But a damn fine one! Have a good weekend. Cheers

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TheJackB
TheJackB

@bdorman264 I think that you keep the name. It works and you have begun to build a brand with it. No reason to switch it up in my mind. I had a different name on my old blog, but that was because I didn't think about what I was doing. When I first got into this nonsense it was a whim and I had no idea that I would be doing this now. Really, I had no clue. I have messed around with a few other blogs and had different names that I messed around with. But I stuck TheJackB on this one because after seven years a ton of people know me as Jack so it didn't make sense not to take advantage of that.

bdorman264
bdorman264

I came here this past weekend and couldn't comment; don't know if it was messing up on my end or yours.

Of course you know I used the 'invisible blogger' moniker because I truly expected to be so far under the radar it wouldn't matter. That way if I drug the thing around with me and it really was a barking dog, whoever stopped by wouldn't expect much anyway.

So now what do I do? I'm certainly not using it to be a smart ass but now it's what people know me by. If I get a hosted site do I try to come up w/ some creative, catchy name? The invisible moniker already just about stretched my limit of creativity.

How many name changes did you do?

bdorman264
bdorman264

I came here this past weekend and couldn't comment; don't know if it was messing up on my end or yours. Of course you know I used the 'invisible blogger' moniker because I truly expected to be so far under the radar it wouldn't matter. That way if I drug the thing around with me and it really was a barking dog, whoever stopped by wouldn't expect much anyway. So now what do I do? I'm certainly not using it to be a smart ass but now it's what people know me by. If I get a hosted site do I try to come up w/ some creative, catchy name? The invisible moniker already just about stretched my limit of creativity. How many name changes did you do?

The JackB
The JackB

@StartYourNovel:disqus I appreciate the thought that went into your name. It really makes sense and fits with the outline that you provided. I sometimes wonder how many of us bloggers are writing stories to the kids we were and to the ones that still live inside of us. A good nudge is ever so important.

I wanted a name that would describe a fateful decision in a writer's life. One that would sound motivating, encouraging and helpful at the same time. 

"Start Your Novel" is also an imperative. It's meant to nudge you in the right direction, if a nudge is what you need.

Also, I wanted the name to be grounded in, and point to the written word. At first I came up with "storyseeds" - but SYN has more latitude. It can accommodate more diversity.

One more thing: when I was a kid, I came up with ideas for stories all the time, but never followed through. I had these surreal ideas but I was very imitative at the same time, so when I wrote, my stuff was basically Masters of the Universe fanfic. The more outrageous stories never saw the light of day.

My blog is me trying to make it up to the kid I was. A kid who didn't know he had a right to express himself and his weird ideas. So I want to be a stepping stone for those who are confused and not sure how they should begin the writing life, how they should capture that initial spark of creativity that gets the ball rolling.

My goal is to get people to say, "if that guy can do it, then so can I."

Frume Sarah
Frume Sarah

When I was younger, my dad started calling me "Frume Sarah" as a way to acknowledge my general tendency to lean to the right when it comes to ritual practice. The moniker stuck. Since my blog mostly deals with religious issues, it made sense to talk about what's brewing over in Frume Sarah's World.

Frume Sarah
Frume Sarah

When I was younger, my dad started calling me "Frume Sarah" as a way to acknowledge my general tendency to lean to the right when it comes to ritual practice. The moniker stuck. Since my blog mostly deals with religious issues, it made sense to talk about what's brewing over in Frume Sarah's World.

davinabrewer
davinabrewer

Seriously? THIS is a post? You call this a blog post?!! Awesomesauce .. totally stealing this slackery some day. 

I didn't name mine. Tried to but didn't.. not always wild about my business name either but until I find one I just love, no since in breaking what's fixed. So rather than a blog title, I just decided to personalize it and give readers a little heads up on what to expect. "I blog.. You've been warned" kinda sums it up. 

davinabrewer
davinabrewer

Seriously? THIS is a post? You call this a blog post?!! Awesomesauce .. totally stealing this slackery some day.  I didn't name mine. Tried to but didn't.. not always wild about my business name either but until I find one I just love, no since in breaking what's fixed. So rather than a blog title, I just decided to personalize it and give readers a little heads up on what to expect. "I blog.. You've been warned" kinda sums it up. 

Neeroc
Neeroc

One that I regret, because this was a secondary blog for me when I created it, and I didn't put any thought into it.  'One day this blog will have a snazzy name' I'm sure one day it will, sort of like one day I'll figure out what I want to be when I grow up. 

Neeroc
Neeroc

One that I regret, because this was a secondary blog for me when I created it, and I didn't put any thought into it.  'One day this blog will have a snazzy name' I'm sure one day it will, sort of like one day I'll figure out what I want to be when I grow up. 

itchemeyer
itchemeyer

Yeshivaforum. I want it to be an open forum for frum and ex-frum people to hang out at and talk. 

itchemeyer
itchemeyer

Yeshivaforum. I want it to be an open forum for frum and ex-frum people to hang out at and talk. 

Carina Clark
Carina Clark

"Ren bi mo" was a name my husband came up with. I was looking for something creative that didn't sound like an overused pun (I saved that for my second blog - lol). My husband is a scholar of Chinese philosophy and so when I described what I was looking to do he came up with 仁筆墨. Ren is a character that means 'goodness, virtue or humaneness'. Bi mo is a phrase that means 'little bits of writing or pen and ink'. I thought it fit the literary bent of my blog pretty well. 

Carina Clark
Carina Clark

"Ren bi mo" was a name my husband came up with. I was looking for something creative that didn't sound like an overused pun (I saved that for my second blog - lol). My husband is a scholar of Chinese philosophy and so when I described what I was looking to do he came up with 仁筆墨. Ren is a character that means 'goodness, virtue or humaneness'. Bi mo is a phrase that means 'little bits of writing or pen and ink'. I thought it fit the literary bent of my blog pretty well. 

TheJackB
TheJackB moderator

@tonygreene113 Hi Tony. That sounds like a pretty cool idea. Going to pop over and check it out.

TheJackB
TheJackB moderator

@SuzyQ Hi Suzy. FWIW, I don't think the names have to necessarily be creative- sometimes practical outweighs that. Your title makes it pretty clear who and what you are. I can't imagine going to school and dealing with the kids. That has to be an awful lot of work.

TheJackB
TheJackB moderator

@SoloBizCoach Hi Fred. It is nice to see you here. I think that there is a lot of value in a simple name. Your name makes it very clear what your business and there is a lot to be said for that. Sometimes people get too clever and use something like Multiverse Amalgamated. It has an interesting ring to it, but it doesn't answer the question of what they do.

TheJackB
TheJackB moderator

@Griddy Yo Griddy I think that the name of your blog is great. Sometimes we get so caught up in all of the business type stuff we forget about the 'people' aspect. That human side is what is most important for the blogs, or so I think.

As for Godin, well he has published more books than I have but I am working on that. Thanks for coming by. I look forward to seeing you here again.

TheJackB
TheJackB moderator

@bdorman264 I think that you keep the name. It works and you have begun to build a brand with it. No reason to switch it up in my mind.

I had a different name on my old blog, but that was because I didn't think about what I was doing. When I first got into this nonsense it was a whim and I had no idea that I would be doing this now. Really, I had no clue.

I have messed around with a few other blogs and had different names that I messed around with. But I stuck TheJackB on this one because after seven years a ton of people know me as Jack so it didn't make sense not to take advantage of that.

The JackB
The JackB

@StartYourNovel:disqus I appreciate the thought that went into your name. It really makes sense and fits with the outline that you provided.

I sometimes wonder how many of us bloggers are writing stories to the kids we were and to the ones that still live inside of us.

A good nudge is ever so important.

The JackB
The JackB

@3c4dd2217681aac6f372f2bcc1ea5c94:disqus I can see that. On a slightly different note, "moniker" is a great word. One of my favorites.,

The JackB
The JackB

@3c4dd2217681aac6f372f2bcc1ea5c94:disqus I can see that. On a slightly different note, "moniker" is a great word. One of my favorites.,

The JackB
The JackB

@davinabrewer:disqus Yes, this is a post. It is a cornerstone in community building. People like learning this kind of stuff- even those who don't read books or eat sushi. ;)

The JackB
The JackB

@davinabrewer:disqus Yes, this is a post. It is a cornerstone in community building. People like learning this kind of stuff- even those who don't read books or eat sushi. ;)

The JackB
The JackB

@openid-31162:disqus My first blog was like that. I just sort of started it and then wondered why I didn't come up with a better name.

The JackB
The JackB

@openid-31162:disqus My first blog was like that. I just sort of started it and then wondered why I didn't come up with a better name.

The JackB
The JackB

@openid-83154:disqus Years ago we talked about www.ifelloffofthederech.com but I don't know if anyone ever did it.

The JackB
The JackB

@openid-83154:disqus Years ago we talked about www.ifelloffofthederech.com but I don't know if anyone ever did it.

The JackB
The JackB

@google-ce6b1f8ea80af2ee7554d4638a53329c:disqus Ah, that makes more sense. Had wondered what it meant.

The JackB
The JackB

@google-ce6b1f8ea80af2ee7554d4638a53329c:disqus Ah, that makes more sense. Had wondered what it meant.

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