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Hello Mrs. Ponick,

I understand that this is the place to post writer's block, and I happened to have 'writer's block' about creating a good blog name. This is something like creating a good book title, but it differs in that I can make the content of the book first and then think about the title later, where in the blog case, I need to make the blog name first (and I can't change it later), then add the contents afterwards.

Here's the detail of what I want to put in the blog. I'm a soon a father-to-be of all-girls triplets (we're expecting them to be born at May 15, 2015), and I want to record my journey about raising them in blog. The blog maybe will mostly have photos, and some stories, and then videos, and then photos again. I'm hoping that, aside from other visitors who will come to my blog and reading about my experience, I'll also want that one day my kids will read these stories for themselves, in an organized way. Basically, I want to put the memories about raising them there, what mistakes I made, what I learned, memories I cherish about them, etc. And I'm not only talking about their toddler days. I might write about how's their first day in high school, or in college. I'm not seeing much fatherhood blogs on the internet, let alone talk about fatherhood with triplets.

If it can helps, I'm also a melancholic person, which I rarely able to write articles in a funny way. I usually write everything in a very deep reflection, about the meaning of life or something like that in my other blog. But of course I will try not to write something that deep for this blog, but I might if I see it fit.

Where it differs from a book title is that a name for a blog usually have to be shorter. Where a book can have a sentence long as its title (ex: People Who Don't Know They're Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting), a blog name rule of thumbs is usually just 3 or 4 words long. It still need to be catchy, while still can grow with me (for example, I don't wish to be stuck with 'triplets' in my blog name if I 'accidentally' having another child later haha). So generally, it needs to be general enough to be able to grow with me, while still catchy enough that people remember (and giving overall little good vibes to my blog).

Can you give some recommendations about fatherhood blog names of triplets? It would be more awesome if you give a little insight on why you recommend this name or that name. Some of the names I've thought (but still hugely not satisfied of them) of are:

- Fatherhood Little Adventures
(too long, and too general I think. It feels like a blog run by a company.)

- Little Angels from Heaven
(I'm afraid I will outgrow this blog name if they're not toddlers anymore. I can't change my blog name.)

- Fatherhood Memories
(I think it's better than the other two, and it's shorter, but I still think it lacks something personal, like it's too general.)

- Afternoon Coffee Chat
(Although it's a fancy name, it gives off 'business' vibe more than parenthood vibe. And I don't like coffee. But that's another matter.)

That's my question. Sorry if I looked like being too picky, and I need inputs to end my dilemma. And I'm sorry if this question is a little too long. Thank you very much for your help.


Dear Martin,

I imagine that you daughters have been born at this point, and I congratulate you!

Providing you with a title for your blog is outside the scope of my work at AllExperts, where I provide feedback, advice, and guidance for free to people who want to write. If you want that, please read on.  

I'll get straight to the point:

It seems to me that perhaps you are overthinking this problem. First of all, in writing the blog for your daughters, you don't need to worry about entertaining a different audience with a catchy title. I'm assuming that your focus is your relationship with them as they grow, how you are participating in their lives, and how you feel about all of this. If you do that in your blog, they’ll be thrilled regardless of what you name it.

If you feel compelled to find a title anyway, here are some ways to do that. Although book titles are usually longer than blog titles, that’s not always the case, and some of the methods for developing book titles can apply equally to blogs:

         1. If you have worked too hard creating a title, I suggest you lighten up and have some fun with it. Go to the Writer's Fun Zone and play with different possibilities:

         2. If you prefer using a structured approach, here’s a YouTube video about using existing Amazon titles as tools to make a new title.

         3. If you don't feel like playing around with titles – or don't have the time anymore – just go to Amazon and search  “triplets”.

Contrary to popular opinion, you <i>can<i> change your blog name. Google "rename your blog” to find out how. Here's another idea: call it whatever you want. When your daughters get old enough to talk to you about it, ask them to name it — this could be the beginning of a wonderful ongoing conversation that all of you can participate in.

Best regards,  

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