Monday, April 2, 2012

How did you come up with your blog name?


Did you put a lot of thought into it? I mean all of it - the blog title, the address, the tag-line (if you have one!) It's pretty much the first thing you have to enter in there when you make your blog. So, does your blog name have a story behind it, or was it a spur-of-the-moment idea? And, if it was a spur-of-the-moment thing, have you ever wanted to change it?

My sister had been convincing me to start a blog the entire week, I think, but since I never took her seriously, I didn't really give the blog name a thought. I was online one day and I just went, "Hell. Why don't I just do it!" And I started a blog, that I didn't really plan on keeping up for so long. Looking at all the cool bookish blog titles out there, I now wish I had thought of something wittier.

Well, anyway, a few days before I started this blog, I watched one of my favourite Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes - Tabula Rasa. And the spell Willow casts was stuck in my head. It went something like, "When the fire goes out and this crystal turns black, a spell will be cast. Tabula rasa, tabula rasa." The phrase 'tabula rasa' sounded very cryptic and exotic and Latin-ey. (It means 'blank slate' in Latin and is also used to refer to the state we are born in, with a blank mind that is yet to be nurtured.) So, that's just what kept coming to my mind! I actually kind of like the name, so I never bothered trying to change it.

The blog address on the other hand, I like but regret. It's too long and confusing for those of you who are not as crazy about Harry Potter as I am. It's a spell from Harry Potter, obviously, but I only wish I had thought of something like Lumos instead of such a complicated name!!

So what about you? How did you come up with your blog title?

9 comments:

Gopinath Sekar said...

Mine like yours at first was lame cos it was a spur of a moment then i thought long and hard and it hit me why not make a mix of everything :) so had my blog name "Amalgamation" but the site address couldn change :( but still i never thought i would be this much of a blogger :) thanks to you guys i suppose :)

rads said...

I did think a lot before giving my blog a title...and I've already changed my url twice...and the title once...and the caption keeps changing coz to-date I dunno what I should say exactly about my blog. So I just dedicated an entire post about my blog n its history and what to expect. You can find it under Categories->About if you're interested :)

Gopinath Sekar said...

saw your blog now... super idea with the about section. great blog btw a regular follower from now on :)

Sidne said...

My name actually came from my literary event business and I just added reviewz to it with a z. I'm always changing the url. just had to move due to a hack so new url. I like your blog name, You was a follower at my old site please follow me over to my new site.
http://sidnereading.blogspot.com

Ashwini said...

For me it was totally spur-of-the-moment thing. I think my blog's title and the address both reflect my ever racing mind. So never felt the need to change it. My photo blog's title was again a spur-of-the-moment thing. But I had to give some thought for the address.

Priya said...

I like the name Amalgamation; would never have thought of something quite so meaningful and suitable for a blog!

Priya said...

I did read the nice, detailed About your blog page on your blog. Blog-a-zine is probably one of the most creative blog names I have come across!

Priya said...

That's sad about the hack. I like your blog and the name, am already a follower :)

Priya said...

I rushed to see your blog, to see what you meant about the title reflecting your ever racing mind! It does have a very personal touch to it, nice name! It's cool, how you can come up with a name at the spur of the moment and it just sticks, isn't it? Glad you stopped by!

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