Day Two: Take Control of Your Title and Tagline Today’s assignment: edit your title and tagline.
For our second assignment we are to fiddle with our tagline and title a bit to make it a bit more personalized.
When I started my site through wordpress.com, it was going to focus on me and my adventures at the shooting range. That blog name was tacticallady76.com, which was a play on me being a tactical lady remembering the spirit of 1776.
Then I thought I wanted to do a wider range of topics, but didn’t know where to begin. So, I went and set up my blog on wordpress.org, purchased my domain. I ended up with a url name of www.quietramblings.com with the tagline of “Quietly Stumbling Through Life.” I figured that is what I am doing at the moment, just quietly ramblings as I stumble through life.
Currently, I have decided to keep my url as Quiet Ramblings. Since, my blog is self hosted, my posts will not appear in the wordpress.com reader. You will have to subscribe to be updated with new posts via email. There’s a simple sign up form on the side bar, if interested.
However, I’ve changed my title to SunDragonLady and tagline to “Remember To Live Free & Love On Purpose.”
SunDragonLady is a combination of a few things. First, is the word Sun, which is part of my nickname,, given to my friends, Sunshyne. Dragon, came from me wanting a tattoo of a dragon wrapped around my waist, as a symbol of strength, endurance, and security, (I didn’t end up with the tattoo, but I became engaged to a dragon.) Life is so funny. The last part, Lady, is pretty self-explanatory. Thanks for dropping by and visiting.
Your title and tagline work with elements like your address and theme to give visitors context and help them decide to stick around.
Try listing adjectives that describe your personality, and play around with the words until you can tweak them into a name that’s catchy but uniquely “you.” Puns always work well. Start with certain common phrases, songs, and literary titles, and then mix the words up. Or use your own name in a clever way.
We’ve also got some examples of great taglines, along with a few tips on creating one that stands out in the blogging crowd:
Avoid repeating your site title. Your tagline is a space to share some context on what your site is about. Take advantage of it.
Keep it short and sweet. Thirty and 40 word taglines leave us breathless. Be concise.
Be original. Don’t let your blog’s tagline become another in the sea of “musings about thoughts” — make sure it tells us something about you.