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The message behind the blog name

December 14, 2016

Did you have any particular reason for choosing the name of your blog or did you just write down something that just came to your mind?

I have studied marketing at a business school here in Norway and one thing that fascinated me in that subject was branding. When we think of Louis Vuitton we think of something exclusive right? That is because they have chosen to build their branding in that way. An opposite example would be Subway, then you would probably think of fast food at a decent price.

Why am I writing about branding in this post? Well, succeeding in blogging is also part of building something. If you will be remembered then people have to attract your blog name to something. You must have a good understanding of what you are trying to sell on your blog. By selling I don’t mean products rather message. Yes, we are selling a message by blogging everyday because we want to share our message and in that way get more followers. You will probably be thinking that this is a business post but whether you hate business subjects or love them everybody must have an understanding of branding if they are trying to succeed.

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(Picture in sommer before I cut my hair this year)

I chose my name because of something special. I did not just pick a name for fun. It was not a very unusual name but my own name. The reason for why I chose my name is that I want a personal blog and there is nothing more personal in life than choosing your own name. I want to share things that are happening and have happened in my life because I want to share experiences. I want to share my inner thoughts and hopefully inspire other people. This will be my platform where I can share my frustrations & happiness.

So when people read or hear the name robertapimentel.com I want them to think about something personal, experiences, a blog where you can get inspired. I don’t want to have a blogg that is only about fashion or food because that we be too narrow in my opinion. But still you can expect to find posts about fashion & food on my blog. Why s0? Because they attract me. I believe that it is important to strive for the good life and all the joy you can find in life. How will you get that you might ask, well, I would say by finding out what attracts you and pursue every attraction you can think of. Life is all about finding attractions and spread those attractions to other people by inspiring others.

Talk soon! <3

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  • Reply Anjali Soni June 2, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    I had done a lot of research and googling after which I came up with the name – Eloraquence. You would like to see my blog’s about page to know about it more. I liked your thought about your blog’s name. Kudos!

    • Reply Roberta Pimentel June 2, 2016 at 7:36 pm

      I just was at your blog, and your blog looks very nice. The only thing i missing ther are some more button.. But the topics are realy good. I like it 🙂

      • Reply Anjali Soni June 3, 2016 at 5:13 am

        I beg my pardon, I couldn’t get you. Please can you elaborate and tell what do you mean by more buttons?

        • Reply Roberta Pimentel June 4, 2016 at 8:55 pm

          I was at your blogg again and I think your blog looks great. Do you have sosial media like Instagram, Facebook fan page etc? That will maybe get more views to your site. If you dont understand what i mean you can take a look on my home page and look at the right side on my page 🙂 robertapimentel.com

          • Anjali Soni June 5, 2016 at 6:36 am

            Oh okay! You’re talking about the social media icons. I know about Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. I’m not on these social media platforms yet. I’ll add them to my blog when I’ll join them. Thank you so much for your valuable suggestions. Much love! 💜

    • Reply Roberta Pimentel June 4, 2016 at 8:57 pm

      Thanks 🙂
      Have a great weekend!

  • Reply IceVrbz June 2, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    I chose my name because of my initials and world, well because it is about things that I personally enjoy lol

  • Reply Accidentally Single June 3, 2016 at 1:34 am

    I definitely chose my blog name with purpose. I thought it summed up my quirky dating life so well.

  • Reply Aki June 3, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Roberta pimentel, I really like your blog name! the first the came in my mind (when I saw your link), was it would be some personal blog.
    My blog name “THE LEARNIFY” mean learn+magnify (learn with a broader vision). since LEARNIFY was not availabe so I put “THE” with it 😀

    • Reply Roberta Pimentel June 4, 2016 at 7:41 pm

      Thank you 🙂
      I think your blog name is very nice too 🙂
      Wish you an awesome weekend <3

      • Reply Aki June 5, 2016 at 1:04 pm

        You too dear♥

  • Reply leeleewhite June 3, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    I could totally relate to all you’ve said…my blogging name was actually a name my family calls me by I decided to keep this name alive in honor of my father who I lost a couple years ago. The truth is your name must become you!!!! Great read,great advice

    • Reply Roberta Pimentel June 4, 2016 at 7:43 pm

      Thank you for you feedback. I’m sorry for your lost. Really a great reason to keep the name alive <3

  • Reply stylesummitafrica June 5, 2016 at 12:27 am

    Great post. I’m a business student too so I agree with what you said about branding. I chose my blog name because I want to show that high fashion (hence the word Summit) can come out of Africa too. The clothing is not all “tribal” or “ethnic” as people describe it. That’s why I named it Style Summit Africa :). It’s about quality African fashion and style

    • Reply A tongue that Blah 👅 June 5, 2016 at 9:08 am

      Style Summit africa is really a creative and classy name. Nice go dear. 😋👍

      • Reply stylesummitafrica June 5, 2016 at 9:39 am

        Thank you! I appreciate it 😘😊

        • Reply A tongue that Blah 👅 June 5, 2016 at 9:51 am

          Much love. 😻 Your views much needed on my blog as well. Keep loving and i wish this blog to go to the top.☀😊😊

    • Reply Roberta Pimentel June 7, 2016 at 6:19 pm

      So cool 🙂 I think your blog name is very nice and creative.
      Thanks for stoping by!
      Have a nice day and happy blogging 😀

  • Reply A tongue that Blah 👅 June 5, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Like mine – blaho08.wordpress.com ! I chose a tongue that blah 👅 because am way too obsessed with the term ‘blah’ lol! Hope you will like my articles. 😻 by the way you wrote so well. 👍

    • Reply Roberta Pimentel June 7, 2016 at 6:22 pm

      Haha.. You are so cool and I love your energi! I think your blog name is really cool 🙂
      Thanks for stoping by <3
      Cheers!

      • Reply A tongue that Blah 👅 June 7, 2016 at 10:39 pm

        Woa. Super amazed to hear that such a cool person found some cool stuff,huh? 😍😍😍 Your personality is so amazing. 👍

  • Reply A tongue that Blah 👅 June 5, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Like mine – ! I chose a tongue that blah 👅 because am way too obsessed with the term ‘blah’ lol! Hope you will like my articles. 😻 by the way you wrote so well. 👍

  • Reply jay1991katira June 6, 2016 at 8:56 am

    I choose name as “embeddedjack” I have Mastered in Embedded System Engineering, Here, what i suffer while studying related books availability, I decided to make some internet easy option for providing as much as material to my juniors and also to my college. so this is general view, But write now i am not that much known to people that’s why i started some Daily prompt posts and all. but when i ll be ready for complete providence for the books, i ll make one new blog for that. And this one will be for the Random and dedicated post. You can suggest me some changes, I need some reviews. Yeah keep in mind that i just made pages, not uploaded any Material. Thank you.
    I must say that your blog is awesome, i ll keep in mind for some sure changes from this blog.

  • Reply sptchmom777 June 7, 2016 at 1:23 am

    Great blog and the name works well. Mine is from a personal rainbow I have had for years in my life. Thank you for your “like” on http://www.yelobrd777.com. I look forward to reading more of your posts!

  • Reply Naaria June 7, 2016 at 1:28 am

    I wanted something that rolls off of the tongue, and had to do with my life as a whole. I know that I eventually will be blogging a lot about my new life in a new country, new town, new environment (big city to little farmland type area), with my (soon to be) husband when the time comes. I didn’t want to use something too obscure, nor did I want to use my real name, so I used the character names that my fiancé and I used from the game we met on.

    It may change in the future, but it works for me for now 🙂

  • Reply Nicky M June 27, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    Your name is such a fabulous one, I understand why you chose out for the name of your blog. I chose my blog name https://theshimmerwithinher.com/ because I believe we all have a little something special, deep within us, waiting to be released – we just have to find it. Shimmering is like shining only softer, prettier and quieter.

  • Reply Tony "Tone" Vega June 29, 2016 at 2:53 am

    I too used my name for my blog, because it is a personal blog about my life experiences. Excellent post. :O)

  • Reply Our Life In 3D July 5, 2016 at 2:12 am

    Did you get the meaning or branding from my blogs title? I originally started the blog as a new unprepared unequipped dad home for a month on family leave. I liked to write and try to be occasionally funny or amusing. The blog served as a vehicle to send family and friends new kids pics and experiences. Then I tried to work in fitness, personal finance and travel, some of my other passions. You are right, my blog title attracted many like minded nice people. And meeting these new and interesting people has been my biggest joy. … in 3D..

  • Reply Roberta Pimentel July 17, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    Reblogged this on Roberta Pimentel.

  • Reply Benn Bell July 17, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    On the Naming of Blogs
    The name Ghost Dog is in reference to the Jim Jarmusch film of the same name. I love this movie and the name Ghost Dog is the perfect trope evoking for me several levels of meaning, the first of which is my love for movies. Followed closely by my love for books, stories, photography and music. The movie contains all these elements and more. Including an eccentric character acting alone following his own code as expostulated in the book The Hagekure: The Way of the Samurai. Another element of my life very important to me is my interest and devotion to Eastern Philosophy. The way of the Samurai has long fascinated me. Two of my favorite passages from the book and included in the film are as follows:
    “The Way of the Samurai is found in death. Meditation on inevitable death should be performed daily. Every day when one’s body and mind are at peace, one should meditate upon being ripped apart by arrows, rifles, spears, and swords. Being carried away by surging waves. Being thrown into the midst of a great fire. Being struck by lightning, being shaken to death by a great earthquake. Falling from thousand-foot cliffs, dying of disease, or committing seppuku at the death of one’s master. And every day, without fail, one should consider himself as dead. This is the substance of the Way of the Samurai.”
    “There is something to be learned from a rainstorm. When meeting with a sudden shower, you try not to get wet and run quickly along the road. But doing such things as passing under the eaves of houses, you still get wet. When you are resolved from the beginning, you will not be perplexed, though you still get the same soaking. This understanding extends to everything.”
    My tagline: Notes from the Underground with pictures says two things. First it is another literary reference about a disaffected character communicating with a wider audience from the vantage point of his underground location actually a “mouse hole.” This could be any blogger typing away on his computer keyboard in some dimly lit lonely basement,a cheap hotel with neon lights blinking outside, or lonely apartment on Santa Monica Blvd. or other such accommodation. I see Tom Waits, Charles Bukowski, or Nelsen Algren.
    The picture thing has to do with my love of photography, visual images, and the stories they tell. I will be illustrating my posts with my own work for the most part, but on occasion, when the moment is right, I might snag an image off the internet.
    Well, that about explains it. I would be interested in hearing what you have to say, so drop me a line or leave a comment. As my friend Timi says, keep the conversation going.

  • Reply Tony Burgess July 17, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    I believe in being the star of my own blog and that is why its named after me too. My name can be my brand and something people can use to get to know me.

  • Reply Magnolia July 18, 2016 at 2:40 am

    Hi! I really like your blog! I really wanted to create a positive brand, and like you, i want to share my experiences and positivity with others. I also didnt want to make mine too narrow of a niche because i feel like i need to share multiple types of posts. I really think a positive message is needed by many people all over the world. Personally i have been through many financial challenges, and also my husbands depression. Once i really embraced life and decided to make the best of every day it turned my life around. So i thought of the word serendipity which means unexpectedly finding something good. I love flowers and gardening so i decided to call it http://serendipitousbloom.com. It symbolizes to me that even in hard times, good things can happen. I just want to share that with others and i hope others like me can find a way to become a stronger person with every challenge they face.
    On another note Norway is such a beautiful place! I love it there! 😀

  • Reply alvarezgalloso July 18, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Your blog is great. I chose mine because of a desire to talk about my preferences. In the process, I am now recognized in sports and culture within certain areas of the world. Best wishes and don’t change anythingm

  • Reply DrEMiller July 22, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Reblogged this on Write of Passage and commented:
    Want to increase your blog’s following? Branding is the key. Think about your blog’s name…

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  • Reply Mozer G. August 10, 2016 at 7:37 am

    Hi beautiful inspiring blog you got here. I chose my name, because i pretty much identify with my upbringing. it formed who i am and therefore has direct effect on my writing. you can obviously see more on my about page. i reaaly appretiate your advice. thanks

  • Reply alvarezgalloso December 14, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    I chose El Noticiero Álvarez Galloso in order to express my preference in culture and sports as well as certain realities in life.

  • Reply cynthiahm December 14, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    My blog is named simply.cindy. I have not studied marketing but hope that it reflects branding in the way I have intended. Thanks for sharing your insights, Roberta!

  • Reply gunnardeckare December 14, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    I think it’s important what name you chose. For me “Gunnardeckare” was perfect because it said who I am and my interests. “Deckare” means Crime novels. I had almost no readers outside Sweden then. Now I have readers from many countries and should maybe change. On the other hand this how I am know so I am hesitating changing

  • Reply A December 14, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    Mine is a random one

  • Reply eddaz December 14, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    My blog name eddaz is the backward spelling of my name just with a different alphabet which is z instead of s😀💞 its personal to me…

    • Reply Ananya Sharma. December 14, 2016 at 6:07 pm

      Sade=zadde. Oh, Wow! That sounds so interesting. 😀

      • Reply eddaz December 14, 2016 at 9:28 pm

        Lol. Yea Ananya. I wanted to make it edas but realised it was taken already..so dis also sounded nice and I grabbed it…😀😀 Thanks dear.

  • Reply Ananya Sharma. December 14, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Honestly, the name ‘Verbal Seduction’ isn’t invented by me. I read it, approx 7-8 years ago, and it got stuck like anything. I was so infatuated by the fusion of these two words that the day I ended up here on wordpress, I decided to name it -Verbal Seduction.
    But, like you said, you want people to have an image of something or someone -personal as soon as they read your blog’s name. Same was the case with me. First, I love my name to infinity (that is what in some language it even means). Second, I’m a little bit of an attention seeker (not an irritating one though). I wanted to seek downright attention from everyone which made me add my name to verbal seduction. Although, Verbal Seduction Ananya makes no sense grammatically but it sure makes sense to me. <3
    Thank you Ma'am for this question. 😀

  • Reply gary loggins December 14, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    I chose ‘Cracked Rear Viewer’ as a play on the words ‘Cracked Rear View’, title of an album bu Hootie & The Blowfish. I thought it summed up my looks at older, classic films pretty well!

  • Reply domestic diva December 14, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    When I started it was only for myself and somehow Domestic Diva came to my mind..although unplanned it helped my blogs take a direction..thanks for sharing this marketing tip Roberta !

  • Reply lifetalksandotherstuff December 15, 2016 at 12:11 am

    my name although it may be long it clearly sums up what I talk about on my blog. my blog is just a space where I share my thoughts opinions and creative writing.

  • Reply ledrakenoir December 15, 2016 at 12:16 am

    My is my nickname from my danish-german childhood – translated into french – I was (perhaps) the noisy boy if some didn’t be fair to my friends – so I defend them and was called “the bad drake” in danish (den slemme andrik) later it turn into the black drake – it have followed me since… 🙂

  • Reply vishal4u December 15, 2016 at 5:10 am

    Starting a blog was so random thing for me to do and while naming it I could not think so any other thing than my name, because after all it was my personal blog and all my thoughts are going to be penned in it.
    Felt connected with your reason of starting the blog with your name.
    I too believe that branding is a necessity in today modern world. Brand alludes people.

  • Reply r_prab December 15, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Hi Roberta! I feel your choice had been perfect in naming your blog with your name!You expressed your reasons in this post, but I have before also felt that your blog is all about your likes, dislikes, your thoughts, your ideas, your smiling pics and your stories. It suits perfectly! It gives you space to write anything than being specific about topics like fashion or business. I just wish you write poems too sometimes! I would loove to read them! 🙂

  • Reply omaraboo1968 December 15, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    I went for my blog name because I do a lot of my art at night, after work and family commitments.

  • Reply Grandtrines December 17, 2016 at 12:58 am

    Reblogged this on Still Another Writer's Blog.

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