Monday, September 20, 2010
What's in a name?
Don't you hate it when you spend a ton of time thinking of the perfect name for your blog/email address/child, only to find out that it has already been taken? I originally wanted my URL to be sledgefest.blogspot.com in honor of my XBox 360 gamertag, but alas, sledgefest was already taken. By some group actually holding a sledgefest (whatever that is, in real life, I don't wanna know). Oh and by the way, that blog hasn't been posted on for a year and a half. Bummer. Then I tried to do mangchi.blogspot.com (Mangchi is Korean for hammer). Yeah, some Korean guy made that blog in '04, and had the stamina to do a whopping one post before he quit. So all the creative titles and URLs that I wanted were gone. Now, without a workable title, the website intervenes, usually with a few options for titles. Hey! Why don't you use ChanchoVilla(Birthday)(Social Security Number).blogspot.com as your URL?! Email services tend to do this too. Sledgefest@yahoo.com is already in use. Sledgefest(ATM pin number)@yahoo.com is available! Thanks, Information Super Highway! Why don't I just tattoo my bank account numbers and the answer to my 'secret question' on my forehead! Ridiculous.