No, I didn't disappear. Decisions over light fixtures must be made! But now I'm back.
Scribbit recently wrote an interesting post on Blog Housekeeping. In #9 she writes about setting yourself from the crowd by having a memorable name. That had me thinking about Blog Names in general. Scribbit is a good one. It's short. It sticks in your head. Scribbit: could be Scribe it or Scribble it or maybe that's the sound a frog makes if you step on it. I like it. It brings to mind writing and gives her a broad range of topics to ponder.
Most of the blogs I read are Book Blogs and require a bookish title. The E-zine Estella's Revenge has a great name. It's a reference to Dickens and that cold chick Estella. Very literary and Revenge gives it an edge.
Birth of a Blog
I have to be honest. I didn't give my blog a lot of thought starting out. I really didn't know a lot about blogging. I knew I wanted it to be about my thoughts on books and very little else. I had a few rules: no pics of my family and keep the details of my life vague. I've stuck to the books-only formula fairly well, although I do Wordless Wednesday. If you really believe that a picture is worth a thousand words, then Wednesdays are a thousand word posts!
When it came to picking my name, I did that in about 30 seconds. Book-a-rama isn't a particularly inspired name. "It's about books. Ok, do something with book in it." The 'a-rama' part just jumped into my head, probably from too much Furturama and episodes of The Simpsons where they 'o-rama' everything. And yes, it should be Book-o-rama. Word.com says that 'o-rama' signifies "a large or comprehensive event, display, etc." I wanted this blog to be about different genres not just the bestsellers, so I guess it fits.
Whether it suits the blog or not Book-a-rama is what I am. I've become Chris@bookarama, everywhere I go on the web.
So, do any of you have a great reason why you named your blog what you did? Or are you like me and just stumbled into it? Inquiring minds want to know!