In 2008 I set up the Blog Registry to help bloggers get found.
As of today, there are 235 entries.
Some of the blogs are now nonexistent, some of the authors are on hiatus, but others are going strong.
As I was reviewing the entries I saw many familiar bloggers and although I don’t know how much traffic an entry in the Blog Registry gets you, my hope is it helps.
My visit to the Blog Registry got me thinking.
I don’t know about you, but I enjoy hearing why others started their blogs and learning why they named it what they did?
Was it a light bulb moment, or did they carefully choose each word? Did they pick a name knowing it would help with search engine optimization (SEO) or did they just take a stab in the dark?
For myself, the name “Blogging Without A Blog” happened quite by accident. In my “About” page I share how it came about:
When I’m learning anything new, I document the facts in a notebook (much like blogging). That’s what I was doing when I began to learn the blogging process prior to setting up my first blog. After reading and journaling about the blogging/writing process, learning the blogging terminology and what took place behind the scenes, I stared down at the dozens of pages of notes I had in front of me and penned, “here I am, blogging without a blog”. Hence, the name was born.
Although it sounds like a silly name, it appears to be memorable.
As mentioned above, I enjoy hearing why bloggers name their blogs what they do. Will you share your story with me?
What inspired you to name your blog(s) what you did?
What do you hope others will find when they visit you?
P.S. If you haven’t added your name to the Blog Registry, please feel free to do so.