I think something fun and catchy helps make it memorable. However, I know super blogs that have pedestrian titles, so don't sweat it too much!
1) It must describe your blog
2) It must be easy to remember
3) It must be equal to the domain name
Melissa / Social & Community
Thanks! I'm not sure what you mean by "equal to the domain name".
I am thinking of going with something like "Melissa's Community Manager Musings" though not sure I dig the word 'musings' so much. It doesn't have to be complicated, but I can see why why firms exist just to name things. Naming is hard!
Does anyone know if I can change the title of a personal blog after I've created it? I haven't tried that yet.
Yes, you can change the name.
Well relating to Jive, it's less relevant as Jive defaults the URL to the name of the blog - but I think its good practise to keep URLs and Titles synchronised and consistent.
My opinion is that you should take the word Manager out of your Blog title. In most companies, we hear enough titles. Yes it is good to describe what you do from an HR perspective, but on a collaboration platform, you are the important thing, not your title.
That being said, you should go one of 2 ways:
- Keep the blog very Tips & Tricks focused but not solely identified with you. This would allow other people to add to the blog that are on topic.
- Make the blog solely yours and identified with you and things you may want to share with the community.
In my community, I have a personal Blog but also have a blog in our Tips & Tricks/Help space. All my Jive based tips and tricks and how to documents are posted in the Tips and Tricks space. My blog is focused on things that I find interesting. If I ever change positions, then my personal blog is still relevant to me and someone else can continue the Tips blog.
Lastly, Melissa's Musings is a great name for a personal blog.