Help with Naming Teaching Blog

Discussion in 'General Education' started by time out, Jul 4, 2012.

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Which domain name do you like best?

  1. www notanotherteachingblog com

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  2. www notanotherteacherblog com

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  3. www notanotherteachersblog com

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  1. time out

    time out Comrade

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    Hey guys. I'm planning on purchasing a new domain for a teaching blog and would like your input on naming it. I wanted to do www timeout com but that's already taken. So, here's what I'm thinking:

    www notanotherteachingblog com

    www notanotherteacherblog com

    www notanotherteachersblog com

    Which do you like best? I know they're a bit lengthy but that's what favorites are for, right? :)
     
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  3. KinderCowgirl

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    I like the first one. I think it's the catchiest.
     
  4. applecore

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    I voted for the middle one...being a teacher is an amazing gift! =0)
     
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    I think I'm leaning towards the first one but would like to hear more feedback. I'm so indecisive =)
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    They're all very similar...just choose the one you prefer...it's the content that will draw people in.
     
  7. TamiJ

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    I like the first one.
     
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    Out of the 3, I like the 1st one.

    But, my initial feeling was that all of them have a negative tone. What is your purpose for creating it? If it is for your own reflection, I say go for it, but if it is to build an audience or to blo for profit you may want to pick a name that will lure people in and make them want to click on a link to your blog if they see it. Blogging is great fun! Enjoy the process. :)
     
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    I agree that I felt the names were negative too with the "Notanother....blog". The name actually is going to help bring attention to your blog. I blog, and one of the things that will attract me primarily to a blog when I am blog stalking is the name (and the design of the blog).
     
  10. melnm

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    I agree with the others about the name. I read lots of blogs and have my own. Sometimes I will or won't go to a blog based just on the name.
     
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    Hmm, I wanted something catchy and thought the name was fun and a bit tongue-in-cheek.

    This blog is mainly for my personal use but I thought it could also be a great place to share my resources with colleagues. I share a lot within my district and sometimes will get requests to resend things out.

    Interestingly enough, I stumble upon a lot of blogs by accident. Usually, an entry will pop up on Google while I'm searching various topics.
     
  12. TamiJ

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    Once you have your own blog, you will likely start following blogs, and most likely these will be blogs that others follow. I choose which blog to look at based on the name.
     
  13. Aussiegirl

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    I like the middle one the best. Good luck!
     
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    Hey guys! So, I've been up since 3 am working on my new blog. I'm really glad I posted here first because it didn't occur to me that the names I came up with could imply a negative tone.

    I ended up going with something completely different =) I'm kind of known as the techie at my school so I wanted to incorporate that into the name and came up with Lil' Teaching Bytes.

    I'm so glad I added the Lil' because when I shared the name with my boyfriend this morning he noticed that it would have sounded like "Teaching Bites" if the Lil' wasn't there :eek:hmy: How am I not seeing these things? :haha:

    Anyway, I thought the bytes added a cute touch and I hope that people will view the blog as a place to get bits and pieces of information about teaching.

    I'd love it if you could take a moment to read my first two posts. I'm planning on uploading some powerpoints too over the next couple of days.

    http://www.lilteachingbytes.com/

    Thanks and I can't wait to hear what you think!
     

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