After several years of blogging in fits and starts, I’ve signed up for the basic course at WordPress Blogging 101. Today’s exercise is to consider my blog’s title and tagline and whether its time to change it.
I quite like the current title and find it quite suitable for my purpose. It carries a question within it that reflects my ambiguous nature. Does he really mean “wondering” or perhaps “wandering” – a gift to my critics who have, at times, accused me from wandering off course. What glee!
Of course – it is “wondering.” My contention is that when we arrive at a place in our pilgrimage where we cease to wonder, we cease to live. And if this means “wandering” around before returning to things you are certain of, so be it.
The tagline may need some attention: the ramblings of a perambulent and often distracted sojourner. It’s possibly a bit obscure and loquacious for a casual reader.
It doesn’t point the way to specific content and leaves the field quite open. I am asked about my audience – who am I trying to attract. The answer is anyone who stumbles upon it and cares to linger. I guess I’m the first audience, as this is where I think out loud. Sometimes a reader will open some dialogue, and this is great. The blog is kind of an open journal that I don’t mind people reading, but equally, I don’t mind if they don’t. So I might keep the tagline too, but am open to suggestion.
the mutterings of a curmudgeonly old sociopath
thinking out loud on life’s mysteries
musings of a muddle-headed wombat
None of these really appeal to me! So no change at present.
3 thoughts on “Blogging 101: considering a blog title & tagline”
I like the tag line. It suggests that maybe you don’t have all the answers and that if you think you do, then you are free to change your mind. Very healthy I think. But I am a member of the “there is is no such thing as the ultimate truth brigade” 🙂
Muriel, you must have come from the same tribe as I. Except I would say that ultimate truth is out there, but we are very inexpert in accessing, interpreting and articulating it. We can only live out our poor understanding of what we can appreciate of the Truth that has touched us. There you are – we are both living out that tagline!
Pilgrims ramble all the time; so i think it’s quite fitting.