I’ve mentioned this a few times over the past couple of months. The title of this blog needs to change. So does the tagline and the about page. That stuff needs to be reflective of the content. It’s a matter of truth in advertising. It was reflective of the content when I started, but it’s not now. So, I have two problems:
1. I can only do this once. My social media is so extensive, it will take an entire Saturday afternoon to make the switchover. That time is very valuable.
2. When I try and brainstorm how to re-brand this blog, I draw a blank. Can’t come up with the right combination of catchy, good for searches, and accurate. I’ve been anticipating this for months, and am in a bit of a bind, idea-wise.
This is not a situation where the content has drifted and I just need time to correct it. The photo blogging, the personal posts, and the pages on the sidebar that are themed with things like Blogging, Tolkien, Batman, and Reading Lists are not going away. This blog isn’t drifting. It’s evolving.
I do plan to keep it writing-centric. I’ll keep blogging about writing and building resources for writers. But now it’s also a personal journal, a place to share photos, and an archive for three blogs. Sourcerer and Part Time Monster are established. They have identities. There’s no room at either of them for me to do personal blogging or keep an archive. The way I see it, I have two options:
1. Brand this blog with my name and trust the potential of my personal brand. Not a bad idea. I already have Twitter and Tumlbr accounts as “Just Gene’O.” When I credit myself in copyright notices and whatnot, I use my first name only. It’s a thing. And apparently, I’m a pretty engaging guy.
2. Come up with something that tells people what the blog is about and use that. At the moment, the best I can come up with is “Text + Image.” That’s lackluster, but I’ve discarded dozens of ideas and all of them were worse.
Creative input and/or sympathy are welcome. The poetry feature runs this afternoon, and I have a good one for you this week 🙂