Story of a lost journalist

July 19, 2008

How important are blog names and urls? Vewy!

Filed under: Just talking — Cris @ 02:44
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I just realized this. My blog name is not at all attractive! I have been wandering through blogs and whenever I see a blogroll, the first thing that attracts me is a different name or url. And look at mine. Cris’s World?! So some loser called Cris made a blog and called it her world, why in the world would anyone care to see if it was actually a world or was she tricking everyone?
Hmm too late to change my url now. I thought it was bloody wise (sorry about the swearing, but I am feeling a little Englandish today). 4sometime, ahh so brilliant of me, I echoed. And I echoed more. Till someone asked me “Sometime? Just sometime? You mean people get bored and leave in some time?”

I didn’t think she was joking. And then someone else asked me “just sometime? Not forever?”
Oh dang where were all these people when I was domain-name hunting!
So it’s a name change time. Actually it’s a name-change-thinking time. As is all legal matters, this calls for a major delay to give effect. The ‘I will’-‘oh when will you’- ‘I will’-‘ah just do it’-‘I finally did’-silence-‘hullo?’ effect. This is just a well-advanced warning so that one day when it says Buhaha-New-Blog-Name, it should be no surprise. Be assured it is still the very same popular, loved-by-all, admired-by-all Ms Cris underneath the blog. Who else would come up with all these terrific ideas?

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18 Comments »

  1. I know how you feel; I feel the same way about my blog. But then again, it’s only a short term practice blog anyway. When I ever get around to doing a real blog, well – then I will be sure to pick a new and more catchy name.

    Comment by Don — July 19, 2008 @ 03:22 | Reply

  2. I started blogging just a coupla days ago and i’m starting to regret my blog name. I’m thinking of writing not only verses but prose also. But i’m a stickler for consistency, so i’m gonna stay put with my blog name.

    Comment by M.Rose — July 19, 2008 @ 03:58 | Reply

  3. You get tired of any name after a while. I have changed my blog name several times now. Its good to have a change once in a while 🙂

    Comment by Pradeep — July 19, 2008 @ 04:07 | Reply

  4. Dont fret dear…it seems fine and different….anyways,,,,,,, the content matters more na??

    Comment by meghnak — July 19, 2008 @ 08:14 | Reply

  5. hehe..its jus tht way with every name..ppkl get bored of it after quite sum tym..I mean,thats human nature..never are we satisfied with something.WE WANT MORE AND THE BETTER THINGS..but i blv,as ur blog centres around you and just you,its just nice..though i dunno abt the url thingy..I mean,it just is a bit cross tho as meghna said,its all abt the content in it and WE LOVE IT…

    Cheers..:) 🙂

    Comment by nikhil menon — July 19, 2008 @ 11:45 | Reply

  6. ahh..it happens with every blogger…I do these days wish to have had a different name!!;-D

    Comment by mathew — July 19, 2008 @ 12:04 | Reply

  7. I thought u pledged to give away pessimistic thoughts n what happened now? I can assure you no on really looks at the name but only contents 🙂

    Comment by Dhanya — July 19, 2008 @ 15:05 | Reply

  8. ah, now you’ve got company there, girl!! 🙂
    i remember wondering about it once.. but then, i was like too lazy to think over it! 😛

    Comment by usha — July 19, 2008 @ 18:08 | Reply

  9. never even try to change url.. 🙂 I am the perfect example of a loser who have lost readers after changing url.. Yea , you should have selected a better domain! 😉 But not now. And , blog name, i think its fine!After all its about your world!

    Comment by Srijith — July 19, 2008 @ 21:16 | Reply

  10. “i told u earlier” doesn’t sound good here 🙂

    Comment by Prem — July 20, 2008 @ 00:26 | Reply

  11. Very true, you’ll probably lose out on new readers, who rely on search engines.
    For example, the most google hits I get on my blog (which isn’t much) are from people searching for “bad stories” or “very bad poems”:D

    Comment by nithin — July 20, 2008 @ 14:12 | Reply

  12. But then you already have enough loyal readers;)

    Comment by nithin — July 20, 2008 @ 14:13 | Reply

  13. @Don, good for you. I hope you find a good one! And if you dont, there is always time to change 😀

    @M.Rose, thats a good quality to have and one I never possess! Your prose was good! Hope to see more coming!

    @Pradeep, aha thats encouraging! My Blog Name is as good as dead now!

    @meghnak, thanks dear! Yes it does!

    @nikhil, thank you so much! Those were real nice words :-). I am not doing anything about the url now, but my blog name is seeing its last days!

    @mathew, welcome to the bad-blog-name club of unhappy blog name owners!

    @Dhanya, the last 2 lines were injected to showcase my newly found anti-pessmism 😀

    @usha, same here! Hoping for some major unlaziness to happen in my life, actually just hope a neat blog name appears by itself in thin air!

    @Srijith, no no, not changing urls. I too had bad experiences changing them long back. But the name could do with some change.

    @Prem, growl!

    @nithin, LOL! Bad stories and very bad poems, I told you its a nice name you chose for the blog! How about thinking one as bad as that for me now? And yeah, I feel a lot happy seeing the comments 🙂

    Comment by Cris — July 21, 2008 @ 01:28 | Reply

  14. Wally – I don’t want to say “I warned you” – so I won’t say that, though technically I may have just said it when I quoted it as part of establishing that I did not want to say it.

    Was just looking through your blog 🙂

    Comment by Nish — July 22, 2008 @ 20:01 | Reply

  15. I’d say that the content is more important than the title. As long as u tend to keep the readers interested, I don’t think your blog name matters. But if u r so pressed for a change go for something like ” A T.N.T for the brain” .. 😀

    Comment by Bijin — July 23, 2008 @ 01:06 | Reply

  16. @Nish, wowie! Good to see ya here! :-))))

    @Bijin, LOL, I like that name!

    Comment by Cris — July 23, 2008 @ 01:20 | Reply

  17. Your blog name looked Englandish for sure. But I spent here quite a lot of time, not some time. 🙂

    Comment by Bindhu — July 23, 2008 @ 12:16 | Reply

  18. @Bindhu, hehe thanks! You are absolutely welcome to spend all the time you like here 😀

    Comment by Cris — July 25, 2008 @ 22:13 | Reply


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