Maybe This Blog Should Have a Name…
For years now, I’ve just had my name up at the top of this place. Figured this whole thing here is to notify people as to my doings and existence and writing projects and what-not, I may as well get top billing. But then I get to thinking. “Auston,” my brain says to me, “Auston, look at Scalzi, look at Wendig, look at myriad other mighty authors and their mighty web-platforms and their catchy titles! Mayhap you ought follow their example!”
Yes, my brain really talks like that. It says “mayhap” all the time.
What? It’s a cool word.
Anyway, let’s just indulge my inner voice for a minute or two and think about what I could possibly call this blog (with the subtitle being “The Musings of Author Auston Habershaw”). Hmmmm….
- Aimless Complaints
- Nothing Doing
- The Haber-shed
- Big Words, Placed in Order
- Will Yowl For Cash
- Bad Nerd Rising
- Ninja Space Clowns
- BAM! (No Affiliation With Emeril)
- The Woes of My Enemies
- Professor Habershaw’s Magical Emporium
- Explosions Are Cool and Other Obvious Statements
That’s all I got at the moment. I hate all of those in their own unique, special way. Man, titles are a bitch, ain’t they?
Any suggestions? Should I change the title? Does it even matter?
Posted on March 11, 2016, in Critiques, Theories, and Random Thoughts and tagged publicity, titles. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.
You answered your own question: Mayhap.
Haha, essentially what I was going to say!
Though I don’t think you necessarily need one.
But that makes it sound like I write pastoral poetry and paint murals that get hung up in hospital waiting rooms!
I think it makes you sound like…
…wait for it…
…an English professor.
I don’t think you need one. Wendig’s “terribleminds” was more to create his own imprint for his self-published works, but even Konrath doesn’t have one and self-publishing is all he does.
That being said “Professor Habershaw’s Magical Emporium” is pretty cool, but I can see how you might grow tired of it fairly quickly. I chose “This Tone of Voice” as a reference to the deliberate choice of narrative style I wanted to bring to fantasy fiction. Maybe choose a title based on what you see as a hallmark of your writing so far?
But really, I don’t think you need one.
I went with ‘Subscription Renewed’ because “other people have issues, I have a lifetime subscription”
I kinda like to come up with a short sentence theme/mission statement and pull a blog title out of that.
Actually, I think “insert title” is an awesome name!