In May 2013, the hottest social blogging platform on the web – Tumblr – announced that it was home to more than 108 million blogs. That’s a lot of blogs.
If you’re looking to start up a new Tumblr blog, good luck with getting a simple Tumblr URL to go with it. You’ll likely have to incorporate at least two or three words into your Tumblr URL since most obvious words and names have already been taken.
Here are a few simple ways you can come up with great Tumblt blog URLs if you’re having a hard time coming up with one off the top of your head that’s not taken already.
Tumblr URL Idea #1: Use Thesaurus.com
There’s nothing quite as simple as heading over to Thesaurus.com and plugging in any word to see what synonyms there are to use in your Tumblr URL.
Think about your blog’s theme, the things you plan to post, a word that describes your interests, an acroynym or anything else, and just start entering them in to Thesaurus.com. You might be surprised by how many great words show up that people on Tumblr haven’t used yet.
Tumblr URL Idea #2: Use a random word generator
Stuck on words to even get you started? Why not use a nifty tool like WordGenerator.net to help you out?
Just click on “Generate Random Words” to get new ideas, and keep clicking until you see something you like. The definition of each word is also provided beneath the word itself.
And hey, you could even make a list of those words you kind of like from WordGenerator.net and plug them into Thesaurus.com to see what else you might be able to come up with.
The possibilities are endless here.
Tumblr URL Idea #3: Consider using multiple words in your URL
Even if you’ve picked out a wacky word to use, you might have a slim chance of getting a one-word Tumblr URL. If you can make it longer by using at least two or more words, you’ll have better luck.
Some people use complete phrases in their Tumblr URLs, so if you’re not bothered by an extremely lengthy URL, this could be a good route to take.
Tumblr URL Idea #4: Consider misspelling words or using numbers in place of letters
You’ll have a really good chance of getting the Tumblr URL you want if you simply misspell a word or two. Sure, it looks goofy, and it might not be an ideal option for a corporate Tumblr blog but if you’re just setting up a casual blog then it could definitely work.
As an example, you could simply replace any letter Os with the number zero. Or you could replace the letter I with the number one. It’s a simple change that could potentially make a big difference.
Tumblr URL Idea #5: Check out these Tumblr tags
Sometimes people advertise free Tumblr URLs, so have a look through tags like good URLs or URL ideas. And if you have an existing Tumblr blog already, you could also make a post and tag it with one of those tags to ask for help with renaming your blog, which is something else a lot of people do on Tumblr.
Keep in mind that your Tumblr URL isn’t set in stone. You can actually change it any time you want by accessing your settings, selecting your blog and changing the URL.
Warning: Don’t be a Tumblr URL hoarder!
Tumblr frowns upon users who register lots of new blogs under the same account just to hold their URLs. If you get caught, your account could be suspended.
So play nice, use these ideas to come up with unique URLs, and don’t fret if you think you might want to change it again in the future.
If you’re also looking for a nice new Tumblr skin for your blog, check out our article on where to find the best free Tumblr themes.