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Blogging Insights: A Blog’s Title

TODAY’S QUESTIONS:

Why did you choose your particular blog title? Was their a reason behind it or was it just a random choice?

Do you think that a catchy, “click bait type” title does better or is a blog name that indicates the general purpose of the site more attractive for readers?

Some bloggers have the same user name and blog title? What is your opinion of this? OR Are you one of them? If so, could  you share your reason for this?

MY ANSWERS:

Why did you choose your particular blog title? Was their a reason behind it or was it just a random choice?

My blog’s title, MMA Storytime, was a culmination of years experimenting within MMA’s sphere (outside of the cage, of course). I didn’t even have social media accounts until a radio show I used to listen to, MMA Junkie Radio, would reference something—from news to fighters simply trash talking one another—occurring in the Twitterverse; I had to see for myself. When I entered the matrix as an active participant, it didn’t take long to recognize how many people were writing articles about mixed martial arts, and I decided to try my hand at it. I found a website—actually it was the first one I messaged—that was willing to publish my stuff. At the time, I didn’t realize how hungry these sites are for content; I just saw it as an interesting opportunity. I had no real skills or knowledge in the technology department, so it was a win for me to have someone else post my work and highlight me as one of their writers; it was a cool buzz. It didn’t take long for other sites, with bigger presences, to offer me a chance to write for them, obtain greater amounts of exposure, and even site cage side at live events as their “man on the scene.” 

After following this path for awhile, I wondered to myself: Why am I traveling all over and creating for others when I could do the same thing on my own? It was at this moment I built my own website for covering MMA and other combat sports in my region. While this hobby of mine began its wild snowball, growing to a second full-time job without the pay, I also dipped my toe into the world of meme making. As serious as fight sports are, there are numerous instances surrounding the game that can be used as ammunition for fodder. Well…I learned that journalism and jokes mix like oil and water. Playing the role of journalist was an unforgettable experience, however, I was fine with not making any new memories, so I shut down my site and continued interacting online with memes.

My fingers yearned to talk about MMA in greater depth than punchlines, but I had no interest in keeping them on the pulse of the MMA’s never-ending news cycle—quite the quandary. There was a part of me that always wanted to dabble with fiction, yet I wasn’t sure how I wanted to execute such a practice, especially to be read by others. Low and behold, a light bulb illuminated between my ears and mmastorytime.com was born. Combat sports offers countless opportunities to examine universal truths, such as determination, focus, patience, will power, business practices, and more! Now, having an outlet for writing stories and poems, along with making memes, I have all the ingredients for a perfect bowl of passion project soup.

Do you think that a catchy, “click bait type” title does better or is a blog name that indicates the general purpose of the site more attractive for readers?

I suppose those who enjoy the “click bait type” title are also rabidly consuming the “click bait type” content. Hosting a blog with a title that indicates its general purpose is like holding mitts for your readers; they know what they’re there to do, but you call out the combinations for how the job gets done. 

Some bloggers have the same user name and blog title? What is your opinion of this? OR Are you one of them? If so, could  you share your reason for this?

In my opinion, it makes sense to match your blog title and username, especially if you’re also creating content for particular networking platforms. Maybe someone who fancies a short story, poem, or other blog post might also want to check out my memes—or vice versa? From point A to point B or wherever the clicks online take you, everything is streamlined and more easily accessible with the same name.

Prompted from Salted Caramel’s Blogging Insights at: https://saltedcaramel670.wordpress.com/2020/11/30/blogging-insights-57-your-blog-title/.

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