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An important question

Today I need your help with an important decision I'm trying to make. Namely, shall I change the name of this blog?

I don't mean a massive change, I won't be completely re-branding. I'm just wondering if it's maybe a good idea to change the blog title from "The Fish Tank" to "Fish Tank Fashion."

The blog's url, as you can see, is fishtankfashion.com, as thefishtank.com was obviously not available. Although most other bloggers refer to my blog as The Fish Tank and link it as such, an increasing number of sites and people are calling the blog Fish Tank Fashion, including Look magazine, when referring to my blog re: the blogging competition (which was why I initially thought I hadn't made the top 20, as I scrolled down the alphabetical list to "T" and The Fish Tank wasn't there.)

I was wondering, for ease of having my blog name match my url to avoid confusion, and so people can find my blog more easily if I tell them about it, would it be better just to change the title to Fish Tank Fashion? Thing is, I'm not sure if it "works" as a name. The Fish Tank may be a weird name for a blog, but it works as a phrase in itself. Fish Tank Fashion just sounds like nonsense, no?

So I thought I'd ask you guys what you think. After all, you are the ones who read and interact with the blog, so I feel you should have a say. Let me know your opinions in the comments, and for the "lurkers" who don't want to comment, I've made a poll below so you can have a say too.

What should happen to this blog's name?



18 comments

  1. I would change it to Fish Tank Fashion because then when new people hear the name or read the URL, they will know in an instant that it's about fashion not fish. :]

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  2. I have to say I honestly prefer when blog names and urls are the same - I get confused otherwise, when I'm searching etc!

    I like both names, they are very similar, but like I said it's nice to match name to address!

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  3. I had this problem a while ago, my blog has always been called I Want You To Know but my URL was www.iwantyoutoknowit.blogspot.com which kept confusing people. I bought a URL to stop the confusion but as you can't, I would just keep it the same as The Fish Tank is what you want your blog to be called. Fish Tank Fashion seemingly alludes to something else and most people can work out the correct name from the logo. The Clothes Horse also has a diffrent URL but no one calls her anything different.

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  4. I have voted for Fish Tank Fashion. But I am going to be awkward by saying that I like The Fish Tank. I voted for fish tank fashion because it probably is easier on other people (ie. no confusion) to have a name that matches the url. x

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  5. Neither, for some reason I always call your blog The Fashion Fish Tank in my head!

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  6. Fish Tank Fashion!!! I prefer that and by the sounds of it, it'll be easier as well.

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  7. I kind of like it without the 'fashion' in the title, just because I think that leaves you more open to be able to talk about other things, not just fashion, if you want to.

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  8. I like The Fish Tank... just coz I've always known you as that.. but Fish Tank Fashion would be awesome too... changing names is scary lol; not long changed mine!

    http://lowri-thedeerhead.blogspot.com/

    x

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  9. I like The Fish Tank more to be honest, it doesn't pigeon hole you into one particular type of blogging, that way you can choose to blog about whatever you wish without thinking "well, I've got fashion in the name, so..." Also, a lot of blogs have fashion in the title, it's nice to be different! x
    Sirens and Bells

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  10. I think Fish Tank Fashion, people will still know who you are! xxx

    http://abby-lee.blogspot.com/

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  11. I voted for The Fish Tank, it's more quirky than other blog names out there! However, I think people would still know it was you even if you put the 'Fashion' in there

    http://leightravers.blogspot.com/

    Leigh xo

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  12. im gona go for fish tank fashion! it really rolls off the tounge

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  13. I vote for Fish Tank Fashion, just to match your URL and make you easier to find! Also when new people arrive at your blog they'll know what to expect, sort of ...

    Leia

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  14. I prefer to have the the URL the same as the blogs name... Its easier to find!!
    Xxx from Formentera!! :D

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  15. I think The Fish Tank is such an individual name and I would leave it as that.

    Pip x

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  16. hey just came across your blog through google images! :P love it xx http://philippa-clare.blogspot.com/ xx

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  17. First off can i just say a MASSIVE congrats on the LOOK comp final 5. I have been a bit MIA from commenting on blogs lately but i have just caught up on yours and that is so amazing that you have made it to the final! Your blog is so fab so it really deserves the recognition!

    Oh and personally i really love The Fish Tank, i like the fact that it stands out because it 'doesnt' have the word fashion in it and as a fellow generic blog name blogger (I dont think you could get any less fashion than Is this Real Life?) i really love that it makes you want to read the blog more as your are curious to what its going to be about.
    I also don't think its that confusing as most people who will read your blog will either just save the link in their favorites, follow it on google or blog lovin so they will have it saved anyway! X

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