Alright — ready for a list of lifestyle blog name ideas for your next project?
Everyone knows that you can’t rush any decisions when it comes to planning and building a blog.
Picking a blog name, in particular, is an extra important step that will impact your website’s long-term performance. It will help you draw in the right crowd, rank for the right keywords, and be remembered in your industry.
If all you need is an inspiration, I invite you to check out top lifestyle blogs you should follow.
But if you want to create your own lifestyle blog name from the ground up, read on.
Creating Great Lifestyle Website Names in Three Steps
There are always three steps to follow when creating competitive blog names:
- Brainstorm creative and unique blog name ideas
- Check their availability
- Pick the ideal domain registration and hosting services
Let’s get started with the first step.
Brainstorming Lifestyle Blog Names
If you haven’t yet, fire up your note-taking software or just an empty notepad — this shouldn’t take too long.
Creating your lifestyle blog mission statement
First and foremost, your blog name should reflect your personal brand’s vision.
Start from the end and visualize what you hope your blog will achieve years from now. This should be user-focused and not just dependent on the personal gains it will yield for you.
Here are three examples:
See what I did there?
Each of the examples above highlights the benefits that the audience could gain from the planned blog.
Now that you have a mission that focuses on your target audience’s needs, it’s time to make it more specific.
Filling in the specifics
Details make a goal more actionable, which is why you need to elaborate on your mission statement.
All you have to do is to reduce vagueness in your mission statement. Simply read your draft, look for questions that start with “what,” and then fill in the blanks.
Let’s go back to the previous examples:
Of course, you don’t need to detail out everything in your new and improved mission statement. Avoid being tunnel-visioned to make room in your future content strategy for more post topics.
Just try to use at least three terms to describe your target audience, value proposition, and sub-niche — one term each.
In any case, your mission statement should be ready now for the next step.
Some of the memorable and cool blog names for lifestyle websites include a simple description of the blogger behind them.
Here are some examples:
- The Skinny Confidential
- The Blonde Abroad
- Middle Aged Mama
- The Confused Millennial
- The Rugged Male
I know for a fact that those blog names had a lot of thought and creativity in them. And when they were decided, the bloggers responsible reflected on how they want their personal brand to be remembered.
That’s why it’s important to have an understanding and concise description of yourself when formulating lifestyle blog names.
Besides, creating a simple description of yourself would be an excellent starting point for your “About Me” page.
Go ahead — just write a one-paragraph description of yourself and compare it side by side with your mission statement. From there, you should be able to pick out keywords that you’d like to use in your lifestyle blog name.
This leads us to the next step.
Picking the right keywords from your mission statement and introduction
By combining your mission statement and introduction, you should end up with something like the following:
Everyone can tell that the paragraph above only has two sentences. But if you know what you’re doing, there are already plenty of keywords in there worth plucking.
Let me show you the keywords I came up with after reading it:
- Lifestyle blog
- Outfit ideas
- Style tips
- Writing degree
- Millennial guy
- Eats, sleeps, and breathes
Combining your keywords
With the keywords above, you can create a lifestyle blog name ideas list with over a dozen entries.
Take note that you’re free to add whatever word you think of while coming up with combinations. When in doubt, you can also add your first name to make it more brandable.
For the sake of this guide, let’s say your name is “John.”
Let me give you a hand:
- The Millennial Creative
- Millennial Degree
- Gentlemen Style Tips
- Professional Fashion Guy
- John Does Fashion
- Millennial John
- John Writes Adulthood
- Professional Adulthood
- Millennial Guy Does Fashion
- A Gentleman Writing
- John’s Grooming Challenges
- Creative Workdays
Take as much time as you need to come up with potential combinations.
Expanding your blog name ideas list with synonyms
Here’s a simple trick if you’re still not happy with the word variety of your master blog name ideas list:
Just pull up Google and type in a keyword to look for synonyms.
You don’t need to be some kind of blogging expert to do this.
Also, don’t forget to throw in a few niche-related keywords for more word variety.
Look at other popular blogs in the lifestyle niche. You may notice that some of them have overlapping terms in their names, like “magazine,” “lifestyle,” “fashion,” and “trends.”
Here are examples from some of the top lifestyle blogs:
- Men Style Fashion Magazine
- Primer Magazine
- Conscious Lifestyle Magazine
- Song of Style
Furthermore, you can turn to lifestyle-related phrases, terms, and quotes for more keywords.
Below are some examples:
What can I say? Being in the know really pays if you need inspiration for your blog name.
With all the steps we’ve covered thus far, you should already have a pretty sizable list of blog name ideas.
Next up, let’s turn our attention to your tagline.
Writing a tagline for your lifestyle blog
When finalizing your blog name, it’s always a good idea to write a tagline — just to check if it clicks.
There’s also another, much more important reason why writing a tagline should be done immediately after deciding your blog name.
By writing a tagline that summarizes your value proposition, users will be more compelled to click on your site.
They will also know what to expect from the get-go. This, in turn, could have a positive effect on your website’s bounce rate — indirectly benefiting your website’s SEO.
To give you an idea, take a look at Master Blogging’s tagline:
Apart from SERPs, your tagline may also appear when your website gets shared on social media.
To write a good tagline for your blog, you must understand the different types of taglines you can use:
- Descriptive — A descriptive tagline is useful if your blog name is in no way related to your niche. For example, “Sincerely Jules” has the tagline “A Lifestyle & Fashion Blog by Julie Sariñana.”
- Persuasive — Persuasive taglines are great for blogs that sell products — be it digital or physical. They’re all about highlighting unique selling points of whatever the site’s trying to promote.
- Emotive — An emotive tagline ignites a specific emotion that will motivate your target audience to learn more. Positive emotions like happiness, excitement, and self-love are particularly effective in these taglines.
- Imperative — An imperative tagline straightforwardly tells the audience what the blog wants them to do. One example is Camille Styles’s tagline: “Live Life Like You Mean It.”
- Creative — Finally, creative taglines don’t follow rules except to “be creative.” A good example would be Apartment Therapy’s simple and well-put tagline: “Saving The World, One Room at a Time.”
You should now have an idea of what type of tagline to use along with your blog name.
Just ask yourself, what do I want to focus on?
- Descriptive taglines focus on your content and the value it can provide your audience.
- Persuasive taglines focus on your products and services.
- Emotive taglines focus on your audience’s goals and pain points.
- Imperative taglines focus on a CTA.
- Creative taglines rely on your own writing flair.
For more tips on how to write the perfect tagline for your blog, read point number one in this post.
The information there is, of course, meant to be used for writing a headline for your “About Me” page. But the key points are to show personality, know what you’re good at, and determine the problem you’re solving.
Those are also important things to remember when writing a tagline for your blog.
Just remember that you’re only writing a single sentence at most. Once finished, putting your tagline together with your blog name should confirm if it’s something that will click.
At the same time, crafting a tagline will allow you to make last-minute modifications to your blog name.
This is the case for some lifestyle blogs like “Men’s Style Fashion,” “Momtrends,” and “Corporate Career Girl.”
Right off the bat, users will know exactly what they’re going into just by reading the blog’s name.
Using a blog name generator
Here’s a little bonus: use a blog name generator like Business Name Generator for quick ideas to bolster your list.
Remember, your blogging life will be substantially easier if you commit to a single blog name from the beginning. This is especially true if you look at the marketing side of things.
I, for example, used “BloggerTipsTricks” as my blog name for quite some time. After switching to Master Blogging, I spent a few months ironing out the creases — reclaiming links, rebranding, and so on.
To use Business Name Generator, simply enter some keywords and click ‘Generate.’
There’s a convenient toggle there as well that tells the tool to check the domain’s availability.
Remember, it’s always beneficial to have the same name for your blog and domain. Doing so will make you more brandable and recognizable to your target audience.
This leads us to the next thing you need to do.
Checking Your Blog Name’s Availability
Finally settled for a couple of lifestyle blog domain name ideas?
Unfortunately, you can’t just claim that name for your blog willy-nilly. You must also check if another website already registered that domain name as their own.
A tool like Domainr will help you through this step in a jiffy. Just head to their website, type in your desired blog name, and let the tool do its work.
Domainr will immediately show you if a domain name is available for taking. Not only that, but it’ll also show similar domain names and their availability status.
In the screenshot above, we can see that the domain name “GentlemenStyleTips.com” is available.
You can take action right away by clicking on it and viewing your purchase options.
A list of domain registration and hosting services should appear on the right side of the page. Just choose a company you like and follow the domain registration process on their site.
There you go — you’re almost ready to finalize and claim your own lifestyle blog name.
There’s just one step left to get the job done.
Hosting Your Domain
Being an official owner of a domain name technically involves two steps.
First, you need to get that domain name registered, which you may have already done by now.
You then have to pick a web hosting service to build a website on top of your official domain.
Not sure which domain hosting service to go with?
You can read about the top web hosting services here — along with their pros, cons, and pricing.
Don’t forget the following tips when registering your lifestyle blog domain name:
- Whenever possible, go for the “.com” top-level domain or domain extension
- Avoid exact match domains — domain names that exactly match a target keyword
- Make your domain name easy to read and remember
- Try not to use double letters, numbers, and hyphens unless they’re part of your blog name
For new blogs, I don’t recommend going big with a dedicated or VPN hosting solution. A shared hosting plan should be enough for your new website’s needs for now.
Before you upgrade to a more capable hosting solution, wait for signs like slower loading speeds, and noticeable downtimes.
Some hosting services like GoDaddy have free uptime monitoring tools you can use for this.
Got your lifestyle blog name ready?
Let me be the first to say congratulations on this crucial milestone.
Remember, identifying and hosting a lifestyle blog name is just the first of many challenges ahead. But, for now, you definitely deserve a break.
When you’re done resting, don’t forget to check back for more awesome lifestyle blogging guides.
Also, remember that your feedback is always appreciated here. Leave a comment below and I’ll be sure to respond soon.