2014年1月15日 星期三

Naming my blog


Hello world! This is Lenny, reporting from Taiwan :)
There is a Chinese saying, "萬事起頭難", which basically means the first step is always the hardest, and I find it to be especially true when it comes to blogging. To start a blog, you first have to come up with a blog name before you can do anything else, and boy is it hard to come up with names! Although my blog is somewhat random, I was sure I wanted it to be Taiwan-related, so my ideal blog name would be something fun, catchy, and incorporates Taiwan. I came up with some options, as shown in the above picture, but none of them felt right. I was so close to using "Tidbits, Travel and Trivia", but for some reason decided to drop it. I was so frustrated that I thought about using my plain old name as the blog name, but sadly it's already taken. (Another girl with the same boyish name as me? I sure want to meet her in person someday!) That's when Reporting From Taiwan came to mind. Some of my posts might be informative, and some are very random, but what they all have in common is that I am writing them in Taiwan, so the name fits my blog perfectly! It also fulfills my criteria of having "Taiwan" in it, how neat is that? 

Besides from being an perfectionist, I took the naming process very seriously because it is the first thing that readers will see, and I'm the kind of person that will skip a blog if the name doesn't interest me- why read it when there are millions of other interesting blogs to check out? To be honest, I wasn't a fan of beauty blogs Vivianna Does Makeup or Lily Pebbles because the names were a bit bland for my taste, but after I ventured further into the beauty bloggers world, I found out they are the queens of bbloggers, and decided to give them a read, and now I am hooked! Goes to show how the name can really affect your audience, if they are anything like me!

So, do you like my blog name? What's yours and how did you come up with it?









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