What Is The Story Behind Your Blog Name?

What is the story of your blog name?

Your blog name is your established identity on the blogosphere. And I want to believe that it was thoughtfully chosen.

As Cheri Lucas Rowlands observed,

“Your blog name is one of the first things that readers notice about your site. Your name tells visitors what your blog is about, but also reveals a bit about you and your personality.”

The purpose of this post is to ask you to share the story behind the name of your blog so that we can understand you more and relate with you better. But before I delve into asking you that question, I will like to first and foremost explain how I arrived at my own blog name.

I know it is not a so-fantastic story but it is my pleasure to share it with you all the same. As you can see, the name of this blog is Victors’ Corner.

Back in my undergraduate days many years ago, I used to ‘run’ a little motivational speaking session in my class. I would often stand in front of my classmates (usually before or in between lectures) to speak to my fellow students. I would encourage them to work hard, to not be discouraged, to not to give up hope and to always trust God for the best.

I used to call that little sharing platform The Victors’ Corner. The Victor in the appellation is not the Victor that is my real first name. But it referred to victor as an English word meaning a winner. My simple operating purpose was to inspire my fellow students then to become victors, succeeding (especially in academics) in flying colours.

Around the year 2001 when I opened my first email address, Victorscorner became the natural username to employ. But instead of the two separate words, Victor’s Corner, it became merged into one as Victorscorner. The apostrophe was done away with because, as you know, it is not allowed as part of an email username.

Then came 2015 when I had the privilege of starting this blog. WordPress requires an email address to set up an account. And as such, my already already victorscorner@yahoo.com became handy.

Victorscorner also became authomatically used as part of the blog’s domain name. And I later adopted it as the name of the blog as well.

However I will like to explain the little twist to it – the double entendre in it. At the initial stage, the blog name was in the singular form, Victor’s Corner, referring to one winner at a time on one hand, and my (real name, Victor’s) corner of WordPress on the other.

But I later began to see everyone on this platform as winner a in one way or another. So the name was tweaked to a plural form, Victors’ Corner. That is the form in which the blog name exists till date.

As I explained on the About Page, we are all winners in this corner.

I am a winner

You are a winner

Together we are winners.

That’s the story behind my blog name. You may read My About Page for more.

Now let me ask you: What is the story behind your own blog name? 

 

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4 Simple Changes I Had To Make On This Site

Written by Victor Uyanwanne

Victors' Corner

I have been blogging for one year now and I am still counting. In reviewing my experience so far, it has become imperative to make some simple changes on the outlook of this blog site.

Here are the 4 simple changes I had to make:

  1. Blog name

The blog name has been adjusted from victorscorner[dot]com to Victors’ Corner. But the domain name remains unchanged as victorscornerdotorg[dot]wordpress[dot]com.

It has come to my attention that someone (unrelated to me) has harnessed my blog name and used it to register a domain name. Therefore, be aware that the victorscorner[dot]com website is not affiliated to me in any way.

  1. New site theme.

The site theme has been changed too. I am pretty sure you have noticed this one already. But if you are new on this blog, I may as well tell you that it is the new outlook you are seeing right now. I hope you like it. If not, please feel free to let me know.

  1. Public display name

 The reach of this blog has been expanding beyond what I earlier envisaged, so I have decided to change my display name too. Instead of my full name Victor Uyanwanne being the usual public display name, I will now be using the blog name VictorsCorner (as one word, though).

I thought I should be promoting the blog, not the blogger.

In any case, any post written by me will continue to reflect my full name as the author. But next time you see any comment by me on any blog, and it shows as VictorsCorner, please don’t be surprised.

My picture will continue to be on display, so I am pretty sure you will not have to mistake me for another person. Smiles.

  1. About Page.

I hope you have noticed the changes here too. My profile on the About page has been updated and expanded. I have added more information about myself so you may get to know me better.

Thank you for your love and support over the last one year that I have been sharing my thoughts on this blog. I look forward to more mutually beneficial interaction in the months and years ahead.

 

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