August 6, 2008

How do you name a blog ??

So here I am in the blogosphere finally, struggling with what would be my first official blog post. After all these years of writing diaries and penning down thoughts that no one else read, I wanted my first post to be prolific, grand in nature, broad in scope but when I actually sat down to type it, my mind went blank and I just couldn't think of anything. So, what was supposed to be 'broad in scope' is now just... scope.

I was reluctant to start a blog because I already write a diary where I bitch about the world and didn't quite find the need to bitch around in public. I always thought convincing myself to start blogging is the biggest hurdle but little did I know that naming a blog is even tougher. Most of the names are already taken. The name of the blog should be catchy and I have observed people around me and how they name their blogs and concluded that the most easiest way to name a blog is to choose two random words that stimulate your sense of smell or taste or color or a mix (preferably with some European etymology) and then join them with an AND. I went about trying a few names but I had to drop all of them because they either sounded really lame or they were already taken. So I gave up and wanted to name my blog as “i-don't-know-how-to-name-a-blog” or something like that but even those are taken!

So I had to ditch the tingling-your-senses formula for naming the blog and decided to try something new, something out of the ordinary, then I tried 'Salman's shirt – I write about things that don't exist' but eventually dropped the idea because I felt that Salman and his non-existent shirt joke were overdone in all circles. The next big idea was to append any two of the most random of words, so I decided to name my blog 'Blashedged and Quenosted – these are not even in the dictionary' or blasquenos in short. I liked the idea for a night or so but realized that I am already suffering from a really stupid gmail id because I thought it sounded cool a long time back and didn't want to make the same mistake again. So, I zeroed in on gtoosphere which makes sense and will continue to do so as long as I am g2. Anyways Sashi says that the concept of a blog is a tad greater than it's name so, it shouldn't really matter.

P.S: I just found out that a blog by the name Salman's shirt actually exists! I am not the only freak in town ;)


  1. Hi G2

    Nice way to start a blog...
    Struggling for a name huh..
    I wonder what you would do when you hear this
    That is my blog in which nothing is posted... :)
    gtoosphere is way too much cooler than this one...
    feeling better... hope I helped...


  2. gtoosphere sucks big time, and about the post, jus the usual g2, doesnt disappoint......

  3. well ... official??? huh ... still the blank mind thing goes on for almost everyone who have nothing to write at all .. welcome to the blogoworld. .. i had a blog which i deleted because i dint like it .. haha

  4. After all that u've ended up with a pretty good name...'gtoosphere'.

  5. I dont know if there is a method in your madness or madness is ur method but you are simply TOO GOOD .

  6. Two years down the line, gtoosphere is a pretty good name :)

  7. My blog naming process was pretty straightforward. I just mashed the keyboard with my palms and used what came up on the screen.

    Jayanth, I'd love it if you'd be a part of my new 'Inside the Bloggers Studio' series on - if you're interested, leave a comment somewhere on my site...

  8. jdanspawyksui does sound like one of the literary works of the famous "100 monkeys typing on 100 typewriters" :p


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