Monday, May 19, 2008

The potential blog names.

prepare yourself this is a long post but i think its good...

to karla, xanthia, taylor and who ever else is thinking about starting a blog...

A few of my friends have come to their senses and are finally starting a blog! Big ups! But they are having problems coming up w/ a name. At first I was like c'mon it can't be that hard...just think of a sentence or rhyme from a movie, song, etc...

Then I started to reflect on how I came to my eventual blog title and the problems I had w/ coming up w/ a name, direction, flow...

After looking through a few boxes of my past life (in G'boro, 02' - 07'), I came across a sheet of paper w/ a few scribbled names and explanations entitled "Possible names for my blog" I probably did it in Biology class or something. Well, here are a few of those titles...

1st up...

1. UberPooper.blogspot.com
uber - (according to the urban dictionary) the ultimate, above all, the best, top, something that nothing is better.
pooper - (one of my definitions) i'm so fly i sh!t on these n!gg@s.

Yeah I know, it doesn't make sense but it sounded good and for about 2.6 seconds it was a winner. also i always liked the word poop. not sure why?

didn't use this b/c: it was one of the those "WTF" names.


2. MyLastSummer.blogspot.com
summer - a chance to relax and chill, a break from hw, text, and spelling bee's, no more long nights in the library for me! but then there is always a moment during the summer, usually at the end, when you get bored and can't wait for school to start...not b/c you miss the work but b/c you miss all the other extra circular activities (friends, parties, food fights in the cafe, fashion shows at the b-ball game)...and then a month in to the semester you wished it was the summer again.

i kinda liked this possible title and since my blog was suppose to document my last semester in college (and possibly academia), i was trying to capture that bittersweet moment at the end of the summer (academia) when your anticipating the end, trying to enjoy the last days, and trying to get prepared for whats ahead...

didn't use b/c: came close but i figured that i would/might use the blog after i graduated and i wanted the title to be more universal and not limited and it sound like a movie (w/ a beginning, middle, and end). i think i'm gonna use it for something else.

3. TheLastKidPicked.blogspot.com
This one reminds me of my childhood. I remember being one of the last kids picked in the neighborhood basketball pickup games, not b/c i couldn't play but b/c i was the smallest kid out there. Instead they would pick Joe, the 6 ft. 5th grader...can't really blame em', he couldn't play worth a sh!t but he could grab rebounds like a mother! But that's why i made it a point to be one of the first kids to shoot for captain...guaranteed playing time!

Eventually when the other kids saw that I could play and I had heart...I wasn't the last kid to be picked, I ended up being the second to last kid picked.

decided not to use this one b/c: its a band in new hampshire...and they have a blog by the same title.

and finally

4. MyPlasticGlasses.blogspot.com
i always get compliments on my glasses but this wasn't always so. my older glasses were like coke bottles...if you wore them you could probably see into the future.

a few yrs ago my friend and brother helped me pick out a new pair of glasses. Apparently, the pair I had on weren't a good representation or reflection of my personality or who I was. They were right. I remember, putting on my new glasses and it was like...it was like I had an aura of coolness around me. Glowing like Carlton w/ Will' chicktionary. YES!!!!



Might have not been the best of but it is what I decided to go with.

This blog ended up not being about my last semester but more of a (personal and eventually public) journal of my life and things that I see on a daily basis...from my perspective, through my plastic glasses...

So to those who are still trying to find a name for their blog, the name isn't really important so much as the content and the direction that you want to go. The good thing about blogging is that you can put what you want up here and make it reflect you. I tried to come up w/ the coolest, bad a$$ title for my blog and trust at first I was like man this title sucks! I should change it to this or to that...but now, I think it is cool not b/c of the name itself but everything else and what it has become (to me, to you)...hope that/this makes sense...

5 comments:

Stew said...

i think coming up with titles for stuff is tough. you have to make sure it is not too long, but still catchy, and it can not just be something that is too ambiguous. i think the title for yours is perfect. your glasses tend to stand out on your face.

hope that does not sound too weird.

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kid.a said...

@stew: nah its cool,
yeah coming up with a name for things is hard. i thought myplasticglasses was a good fit too. (no pun intended)

Victoria said...

lol. i thought a lot of them were really cool names.
But the one u picked is DEF my fav!
I've got some new stuff up and i want ya to take a lookie! :)