Day Two: Take Control of Your Title and Tagline
You set your blog’s address when you registered at WordPress.com, but your blog’s title — what readers see on your site when they visit — can be changed at any time. Today, let’s make sure you love yours.
My title is a combination of three different names for three different reasons. The first part (Sun) comes from a nickname some dear friends of mine in Seattle had given me. Our groups of friends called ourselves “The Wolf Pack” (original, I know) and everyone’s name had the name ‘Wolf’ at the end. Therefore, my name was ‘Sunshyne Wolf”. I used that name because I will always hold a dear place in my heart for them, because they were there for me in my life, when my life was speeding off the rails. I will never forget them. If any of them read this blog (Awhooooooooooooooooooooooooo(cough*cough*cough*furball)ooooooooooo)
The second part of my title is Dragon.
The idea of dragon came from a dream i had for years of a dragon wrapped around me. So, after my divorce i went on a expedition to get the next best thing to the real thing, a tattoo of a dragon. But, not just any tattoo. It had to be a dragon tattoo wrapped around my waist with the head of the dragon resting peacefully on my thigh.
Needless to say the twenty hours and counting of tattoo with multiple sessions, changed my mind. God, then intervened, as only He can and sent me my fiance who is the year of the dragon. Maybe the dream was about him. Gotta love God’s sense of humor. (Dragon)
Finally, we get to the meat of the title Lady. I wanted to use the word Lady to show my growth from being lost as Sunshyne Wolf to being found by my dragon to become the Lady I’m supposed to be. (Lady)
Live Free and Love On Purpose
The simple answer for this tagline is that we are free to live our lives the way we see fit. Without judgment or guilt. We must choose to love each other purposefully.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Today’s assignment: edit your title and tagline.
The title is the first thing most readers will see.
Your title and tagline work with elements like your address and theme to give visitors context and help them decide to stick around.
Your title doesn’t need to be the same as your blog’s URL — just because your address is maryjanesmith922.wordpress.com doesn’t mean you need to call your blog maryjanesmith922. Your title should reflect you.
A title is typically only a few words, so consider adding a tagline — a phrase that appears under your title and helps flesh it out. Think “Burger King: Have It Your Way,” or The Daily Post: The Art and Craft of Blogging.” Look at the post you wrote yesterday. Why are you here? What will we find on your blog? Let us know in your tagline.