What’s In A Name?
Ok….. I need your advice.
When I started book blogging I really didnt even know that was what I was doing. I had started recording my book thought on line in a blog format – pretty much as record keeping for me. People finding my writing was not only rare but a little spooky. My blog traffic in those early days was maybe 2 or 3 a week.
It wasn’t until June of 2009 that I received a comment on my blog that I clicked on to see where they came from which led me down the proverbial rabbit trail to a book blog and to another and to another….. and I found my “people”. The rest is history…
When I started blogging, or at the time, I would call it book journalism, I wasn’t thinking about blog traffic, marketing, promotions, connecting with others,….. so I really did not put a lot of thought into the name of this “journal”:
One Persons Journey Through A World Of Books
(holy mouthful batman!)
Now as I am preparing to go to BEA this year, and have been thinking of ways to better promote what I do here…. the name has come to grate on me. It is sooooooo Loooooonnnnggggg. However what I need to know is if it worth it to shorten it up or will I just create confusion?
My Twitter name is Bookjourney so I have tossed that around. Journey Through Books is my email. I really don’t want to lose the name recognition if and when I do decide to change. I just want something easier to say and easier to remember as I go forward. My blog is growing and I want it to not only be memorable but also as user-friendly as possible.