Mike Morgan, is having a blog-identity crisis. His weblog is suffering with the insufferable name I-Tach.
Being a lurker around Wordlab from time to time, Mike turned to our massive archives for fresh ideas and found a short list of names he thinks might work. And he was nice enough to give credit to Wordlab for these ideas; so we’re giving him space here to bring his problem to the attention of those best equipped to give him the free naming and branding input he desperately needs.
November 29, 2004
Your Input, Please: Blog Identity Crisis
I’m stuck and seek your wise counsel, dear readers…
A couple months ago, I wanted to start a blog. I didn’t think I’d be able to write enough interesting content to maintain a “general interest” blog. I didn’t think my life was interesting enough (and I have a tough time opening up emotionally) to write a “diary blog”. And a “link blog”, well, that’s just plain boring. So when I started the I-Tach Weblog, my idea was for it to be “specialty blog” centered around emergency department nursing — E.D. war stories, nursing tips and tricks, E.D. and nursing humor, et cetera and so on.
Well, guess what? My ocean of unique E.D. knowledge turned out to be more like a wading pool of knowledge. I shot that wad quickly. [Insert hokey, overdone ‘frown’ smiley here]
Instead, I found myself writing political and current events commentary, offering a tutorial on making the world’s best fake fart noise, posting humorous stuff I’ve found, and even starting to talk about a few personal items such as my adoption or our family dog getting hit by a car earlier this month.
So now I’m stuck and need your help.
December 14, 2004
Your Input, Please: New Blog Name
Thanks to your input, I’m currently rewriting the template and style for the blog. I’ll also be changing the name… I think “I-Tach” is funny as Hell, but I’ve slowly realized that it’s pretty much an inside joke, lost on most visitors.
Call me a lemming, but I like blogs with titles that make me grin. So I stopped by one of my favorite-but-only-occasionally-visited sites, WordLab, in search of inspiration. As a writer and famous-in-my-own-mind funny guy, several phrases caught my eye. Some have the potential to be a nifty blog name, some are simply punny.
So here are the phrases that I jotted down to use as inspiration for a name…
The Babble Belt
Birth of a Notion
Peanut Buddha and Jesus
Cup and Chaucer
Devastating the Obvious
English as a Fecund Language
Just Say Know
Just a Flash in the Pants
New World Odor
Grump Up The Volume
Leaves of Crass
Duct Tape and Cover
Jack Of All Tirades
Know Way, Know How
A Norse is a Norse (of course, of course)
What do y’all think? I see potential in a couple of these, others are just too funny to let go unpublicized. Do you have another name suggestion? The name I’m working with during the redesign is A Cacophany of Miscellany, which I think is a pretty good fit with the [Fill In Your Opinion of My Writing Here] I post.
Then again, I may throw all this to the wind and go out on a limb naming it Mike Morgan in anticipation of my inevitable fame and fortune!
If you’ve got any good blog name ideas for Mike, just wander over to his weblog and add your two cents worth there.
As good as the archive lists and Forums are at Wordlab, Mike and others like him who are really stuck for a great blog name might also want to try the Band & Song Name Generator. This tool from the Musician’s Friend can be a very creative blog name regurgitator when put to the task. Here are a few more suggestions worthy of consideration:
Land of the Blog
Blog of the Impossible
Blog of the Tangerine
Nurse King of the Pleasurable Drool
Nipple of the Farting Earth
Eighth of the Blog
Thanks to web sifter extraordinaire John Walkenbach for figuring this creative application would be great for generating blog names.
Check out Wordlab’s extensive collection of Name Generators next time you need a name for your blog or anything else.