What’s Your Blog Name Origin Story?

When I started blogging four years ago, I knew that I wanted a blog title which would give me the scope to write about multiple topics. I also wanted my blog title to evoke culture in a dual sense.

Screenshot from Oxford Dictionaries

Screenshot from Oxford Dictionaries

In other words, I wanted to come up with a blog title which would reflect my curiosity about culture in an anthropological sense, giving me the opportunity to write posts about travel, language and linguistics as well as exploring the culture of literature, film and music.

Whether or not we choose to follow popular culture or engage with the arts, we are all influenced by society and its customs, and for many people, cultural choices form part of their identity.

I experimented with various combinations of Cultural + ?, before settling on Cultural Life. I think that adding life into my blog title adds a personal touch to my blog. It gives me the freedom to write about aspects of my life as well as acknowledging that our daily lives are bound up in culture.

Laptop blog photo

An ideal set-up for an afternoon of blogging!                                                                   Thanks to Public Domain Archive for the photo.

So, that’s how I created my blog name!

What’s your blog name origin story? How did you decide on a blog title? And what do you want your blog title to convey to your audience?

11 thoughts on “What’s Your Blog Name Origin Story?

  1. Oh dear! I gave it no thought at all I fear – and it shows! I posted my first review on Amazon and they gave me the option of real name or pseudonym, and I decided pseudonym. But I never really expected to post another review so since it was a fiction book I picked FictionFan. When I started blogging a few years later it seemed sensible to stick with the same persona, since I didn’t expect I’d really blog for long. But nearly 3 years on, I wish I’d spent a little more time on it… 😉

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  2. It was after I lost my novel that I decided to start a blog and post my novel for free for everyone to read. I hadn’t even clearly decided on a book title, let alone my blog’s name, so I chose my second choice, “Elle’s Adventure in China” instead of my first choice, “Across an Ocean.” I didn’t think it was so permanent, but it was. I messed up the way to change the URL (so I can have my blog’s name match https://____.wordpress.com), so I had no choice but to stick with my second choice for the sake of matching. I came up with an acronym “EACh” but it would be far more relevant (depending on where you’re at) for “AC” during summer. Feel free to read more on my About page: https://ellesadventureinchina.wordpress.com/about/.

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      • Thanks. Super sucks that I lost it, but I’m one of those people who have to do something, if not physically doing something, I’m thinking. I decided to go to a class about WordPress, which I didn’t know what it was at the time, and decided to post it for everyone to enjoy or not (it seems as though only my hackers like it, since I have it online and nobody reads it – except me and someone in the UK (now), so two). After EACh, I most likely be pondering about a historical fiction book and do everything on paper. I have to keep it safe, right? LOL 🙂

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  3. It’s interesting to learn how you chose your title. In my case, it was my husband who suggested my blog title: The Misfortune of Knowing. It comes from Northanger Abbey and relates to gender bias (which is the focus area of my legal practice outside of my blogging identity, though I do write about sexism on my blog when it relates to literature or writing).

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    • Ah yes, as a keen Austen fan, I know that quote:

      “A woman, if she has the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can” (I’m typing from memory, so the quote probably isn’t exact).

      I’m so glad you commented on my blog because it led me to yours. I think your title — and your blog — is great!


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