Blogging Insights #57: Your Blog Title


I’m back with Dr Tanya at Salted Caramel where today’s burning questions are about why we chose our blog titles.

TODAY’S QUESTIONS:

Why did you choose your particular blog title? Was their a reason behind it or was it just a random choice?

When I started my first blog, “Dolls, Dolls, Dolls” I was a brand new blogger. I couldn’t think of a clever title so I just went for the bleeding obvious. It’s what the blog is about. The second blog, originally named “My Other Blog”, was given that name because that’s what it was, another blog to write about every other subject but dolls (although they come up from time to time). When Naomi joined me it made sense to change it to “Our Other Blog”. The final change was to add the tagline, “Two Sisters and Two Points of View” to the title. This came about because WordPress was playing sillybuggers with a lot of blogs and our blog had disappeared from listings. Marilyn had experienced this problem with Serendipity and she found that changing the blog title rectified the problem so I did the same.

Do you think that a catchy, “click bait type” title does better or is a blog name that indicates the general purpose of the site more attractive for readers?

I am a hobby blogger not a “content maker” and did not choose either of the blog titles to act as click bait. I was too new and ignorant about blogging to even think of that but in any case I think that a title that reflects what the blog is about makes more sense. Unless, like Seinfeld, the blog isn’t about anything in particular, then why not make it catchy?

Some bloggers have the same user name and blog title? What is your opinion of this? OR Are you one of them? If so, could  you share your reason for this?

I have no opinion about this. I think that people should do what they feel comfortable with.

Taswegian1957

I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. My current housemates are Cindy, my 14-year-old Staffy-Lab X dog and Polly the world's most unsociable cat who is seven.

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