Brain way beyond racked. Need suggestions for a title for my new blog.
August 31, 2007 12:27 PM   Subscribe

Shamelessly begging for your creative title ideas. I'm starting a new personal blog and have no clue what to call it.

My mind is completely exhausted. I have been trying to think of a name for my new blog for months, literally. I've searched for ideas in every place possible but I am still coming up blank. The blog itself will be mostly of a personal nature, but will also include some fun, informational, and hopefully interesting stuff. Mainly for my own pleasure but I do want to attract regular readers. Through this process I have discovered how complex and unique I really am, so having a title that reflects my personality seems close to impossible. I have many varied interests, yet I yearn to simplify. I'm married, with no children yet. I'm a happy, traditional, creative person. I love reading, comfort, colors, music, thunderstorms, learning, autumn, history, and laughing.

I'm hoping some of you will be kind enough to just throw out some suggestions or advice that might spark a thought or two for me regarding the title of my new blog. I want it to be spellable and not too long, and broad enough to encompass an assortment of topics. Oh, and I don't want the words "life" or "blog" in it. Other than that, at this point, I'm open to just about anything.

Lavish gratitude in advance to all of you!
posted by susiepie to Computers & Internet (33 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
It's kind of traditional to give your blog a long Latinate name (that's what I did) and you like thunderstorms, so how about Cumulonimbus?
posted by escabeche at 12:30 PM on August 31, 2007


Naturally Me
posted by Sassyfras at 12:33 PM on August 31, 2007


"I'm unique like everybody else"
posted by lucia__is__dada at 12:37 PM on August 31, 2007


LAVISH GRATITUDE
posted by JohnR at 12:37 PM on August 31, 2007


thunderstorms

The Storm-Cloud of the 21st Century, after John Ruskin's utterly daffy lecture "The Storm-Cloud of the Nineteenth Century". Even if you don't know the reference, it's still a pretty darn good title.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 12:40 PM on August 31, 2007


I really like these lines from T.S. Eliot's "Prufrock":
Time for you and time for me,
And time yet for a hundred indecisions
And for a hundred visions and revisions,
Before the taking of a toast and tea.
When I wrote a column for my high school newspaper years ago, I called it "A Hundred Visions and Revisions." Maybe that'll work for you?
posted by nasreddin at 12:40 PM on August 31, 2007


Why not take a more obscure song title / lyric?

I have "there goes the fear" (a song by UK indie band Doves) as my blog title... if you take a lyric or title of a more obscure track then you won't have as many issues finding a domain and will win points in the originality stakes I'm sure!
posted by philsi at 12:41 PM on August 31, 2007


One time I noted that "Leap the whirlwind" would be a good name for a blog.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 12:41 PM on August 31, 2007


What kind of history do you like or feel connected with? I'm 99% certain I can come up with something clever if you gave me a more specific historical period.
posted by nasreddin at 12:42 PM on August 31, 2007


I love reading, comfort, colors, music, thunderstorms, learning, autumn, history, and laughing.

Go with "I Love Comfort" as the title.
posted by Greg Nog at 12:43 PM on August 31, 2007


What kind of history do you like or feel connected with?

Colonial America and the American Revolutionary War.
posted by susiepie at 12:45 PM on August 31, 2007


yooneek
posted by poppo at 12:46 PM on August 31, 2007


Just use a quote from your favourite song or film. That's what I've always done.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 12:52 PM on August 31, 2007


Autumnal Equinox? The First Day of Autumn? A fierce autumn thunderstorm washed it away?

A Google Books search might throw up more higher-quality text to steal than a regular Google search.
posted by Leon at 12:56 PM on August 31, 2007


//Lavish gratitude in advance to all of you//

That's not a bad name for a blog. It could be shortened as suggested above too.
posted by COD at 12:58 PM on August 31, 2007


Colonial America and the American Revolutionary War.

Maybe use the titles of 18th century English and American periodicals? The Tatler or The Spectator or The Independent Reflector? Colonial Americans also loved pseudo-classical pseudonyms, so maybe combine my suggestion with escabeche's and be Junius or Philo-Tempestas?

John Adams used the pseudonyms Humphrey Ploughjogger and Novanglus, which would be a good one to use if you're from New England (which, I see, you're not..). Maybe steal Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia and make it Notes on the State of susiepie?
posted by nasreddin at 1:03 PM on August 31, 2007


Here's some word vomit, no offense meant:

No Artificial Sweetner

Rise of Me

The nail that sticks up

Pounding Pudding

North Georgia Gal

10,000 reasons

Blanket state

...There are the doors

Susycake

4 Star General in the army of love

Righteous Old Hag

Dick Magnet

Suise slices

Multi faceted diamond

SuperSusie

Milkshake

Prism

Magnification 10

Helicopter seeds

Staring at the sun

Blank canvas with color
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:10 PM on August 31, 2007


Brain, way beyond racked
posted by Kickstart70 at 1:13 PM on August 31, 2007 [1 favorite]


susiepieist
posted by delmoi at 1:15 PM on August 31, 2007


When I wrote a column for my high school newspaper years ago, I called it "A Hundred Visions and Revisions." Maybe that'll work for you?

This was done in the pre-blog era by a journaller called Tamar. Doesn't mean it can't ever be used again, "no new thing under the sun" and all... but Tamar was pretty old-school (started writing online in 1999), so it could lead to confusion that she'd resurfaced.
posted by pineapple at 1:22 PM on August 31, 2007


I registered (Hewn Being) hewnbeing.com and am not using it. I'd transfer it to you if you like that name.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 1:26 PM on August 31, 2007




Heh. There's a new web comic called "pictures for sad children."

According to the creator John Campbell, it is named "so that if someone asks what i do, i can cup their face in my hands, lean my forehead against theirs and whisper i make pictures for sad children. "

You could do something similarly smarmy.
posted by JeremiahBritt at 1:28 PM on August 31, 2007


Where will your blog live? For instance, many blogspot.com names are taken, many by abandoned blogs.

I like susiepieist a lot.
posted by theora55 at 1:43 PM on August 31, 2007


Where will your blog live?

I shall be purchasing my own domain.
posted by susiepie at 1:44 PM on August 31, 2007


Are you funny? Because then I would call it:

Discover How Complex And Unique I Really Am

I would find that funny enough to click on. (Really.)
posted by thehmsbeagle at 2:05 PM on August 31, 2007


Thoughtspark
posted by JaySunSee at 2:28 PM on August 31, 2007


LAVISH GRATITUDE
posted by JohnR at 12:37 PM on August 31 [+] [!]


OK, susiepie can have that, but I've got dibs on "Gravish Latitude"
posted by DarkForest at 2:42 PM on August 31, 2007


I shall be purchasing my own domain.

instantdomainsearch is your friend
posted by delmoi at 5:32 PM on August 31, 2007


suzeitgeist.
posted by fandango_matt at 7:05 PM on August 31, 2007 [1 favorite]


Your self-description made me think of a certain lyric, which I then jabberwocked. Maybe some of the phrases will appeal:
Wainscots on noses and blisters from spitting,
Fried popper petals and Triscuits on knitting,
Frown-lines (age ravages all living things) —
These will be some of my blog-centered flings.

Dream-dullard phonies and brisk snickerdoodles,
Floor smells and Hormels and mitten caboodles,
Samsonite oboes in gold-lamé slings —
These will be some of my blog-centered flings.

Squirrels in wide Pepsis with yew-hatted cashews,
Doughboys who panfry the shade of Veep Agnew,
Double-wide sinners who eat the
I Ching
These will be some of my blog-centered flings.

When the frog's tight,
When the skis sing,
When my spleen cracks up,
I blithely pawn-shop some familial bling —
And then I just make fax up.
posted by rob511 at 7:23 PM on August 31, 2007 [1 favorite]


these are all currently available domains:

LavishGratitude.com
BrainRacked.com
RackedBrain.com

mashing up things you've mentioned,
ColonialComfort.com

or the opposite of Distant Thunder...
NearbyThunder.com or CloseByThunder.com
posted by wendell at 1:42 PM on September 2, 2007


strikestwice.org is still available...
posted by unless I'm very much mistaken at 4:46 AM on September 3, 2007


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