Blog Title Etiquette

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  • #1195100

    dreamaile
    Member

    I hope that I am posting this in the right place… I need some advice please…

    I have been thinking about the name of my blog and have found that someone has the name taken on Blogger, but no other platform. The blog has been up since 2010 with about 15 or so posts, but none since June of last year. The dilemma I am having is that it seems like this person was writing things similar to what I want to write about, but hasn’t posted in almost a year. My question is… would it be unethical of me to claim the url over here at .wordpress.com or to get the actual .com domain name?

    #1195203

    supportbot
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    #1195224

    dreamaile
    Member

    current blog name is unleashingmyinnerbetty.wordpress.com… want to truncate to myinnerbetty.wordpress.com or just myinnerbetty.com

    #1195226

    timethief
    Member

    Bloggers do not own blog names. In fact there are many blogs with the same site titles but different URLs. Use it because the URL will different.

    #1195228

    dreamaile
    Member

    So it wouldn’t be wrong for me to start a blog myinnerbetty.wordpress.com even though someone else has myinnerbetty.blogspot.com… the titles would essentially be the same, although it seems as though her posting on her blog has been sporadic at best…. I just don’t want to feel as though I stole someone else’s idea (if that make sense). It took me forever to come up with a name that fit and now I feel “stuck” on this :(

    #1195232

    timethief
    Member

    Why fret about this? It’s only a blog. Either use that site title or dream up another unique one and move on – don’t get stuck in a rut spinning your wheels over diddly squat please.

    #1195235

    dreamaile
    Member

    Thank you… that’s generally all I need to hear in order to move on :) I appreciate the help!

    #1195236

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome. Onward and upward!

    #1195343

    raincoaster
    Member

    Titles can’t be copyrighted: do you have any idea how many books there are called “My Story?” Just go ahead and use whatever name you want.

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