Way back in the Jurassic era of my blogging career I spent about 1.2 seconds devising a clever name for this blog. It was so clever that just short of four years later people still can’t the name straight.
If you search through the blogrolls you’ll find me listed as Random Thoughts, Random Thoughts- Do they Have Meaning? and Jack’s Shack. For a while someone had me listed as The Fabulous Jack and his Magical Shack. Unfortunately she has since hung up her shingle and moved on. The worst part is that she deleted her blog. Had I spent more time thinking about it I would have taken a screen shot of it.
I suppose that I could go off on a marketing rant about branding and how I should have spent time to think of a clever title for this little corner of cyberspace. If you have any interest in becoming a successful blogger a good title is a key component. I wouldn’t say that it is the keystone in the arch, because outstanding content is critical. I’d like to say that it is the most important element, but I don’t believe that to be true.
Dr. Helen asked if your car is a reflection of your personality. Perhaps I should ask if the same holds true of blog names. Want to gain a little insight about some old jbloggers? Try reading What Do You Call Your Blog?
Of course that list is now replete with a number of retired bloggers.
Every so often I consider retiring, I think that I’ll hang up my keyboard and just start over. I’ll take the knowledge I have gained from this place and apply it to a new venture. But I think that I’d miss this place. There is a certain comfort here, a familiarity.
Would I really want to give that up so that I could come up with some uber cool name. Well, maybe….I’ll let you know.