Readers! Help me decide if I need a new blog name! A couple weeks ago, Bill Roehl and I had an IRL bike maintenance session, and he asked me why the blog was called “SingleSpeed.” I didn’t have a good answer, so I’ve been wondering if a change is in order. The more I think about it, the more I think SingleSpeed is a stupid name for this blog. Here’s a little bit of the back-story about how I ended up with the current blog name:
I first started blogging at MySpace back in like 2004, but posts were sporadic and stupid. Sometime in 2007, I moved over to the current address. By the end of 2007, however, I was desiring more internet anonymity, so I migrated the blog over to roobasaurusrex.blogspot.com, where the blog was also titled Roobasaurus Rex – a name inspired by my 2007 Halloween costume. In hindsight, that name was kind of funny – maybe even clever. At the same time, I became moderately active in discussions on other blogs where I felt it was best for me to use a pseudonym – and the name SingleSpeed seemed appropriate since I was totally into riding singlespeed bicycles at the time. By July of 2008, I wasn’t happy with the type of posts anonymity allowed me to write, so I migrated back to the current address. Lacking the creativity to figure out a better name, the name of the blog defaulted to SingleSpeed.
However, adept readers will notice that this blog isn’t about singlespeeds. Occasionally I mention them, but not very much. The name SingleSpeed doesn’t match the blog content. Also, it’s always awkward when the blog title doesn’t match the URL (i.e. Blog Title should correspond with BlogTitle.blogspot.com) So I’m wondering if I should coordinate some of this stuff. Seeing as how the url is just my name, it would make sense to have a blog title that somehow incorporated my name… or else I could move the blog to a new URL….AGAIN…(sigh)
What do you think a good name for the blog would be? Here are some of my ideas:
ReubensCube (get it? like Rubik’s Cube?)
Don’t be Such a Rube
Rube with a View
Reuben’s Totally Awesome Blog
OK, let’s hear some of your ideas. List them in the comments. Also comment if you think I should do nothing.
oh, also, some of you will remember that I also have this blog that probably won’t ever get updated again until we have a baby or something (no, not an announcement…).
NOTE: The inside cover of my bible has the name Ooben Dooben Reuben Collins scrawled across it from when I was like 8 or something. It makes me laugh. If I was 8, that would TOTALLY be the name of this blog.