Okay, let us face facts here. I am the world's worst brand marketer. The name "Planet Blue" is terrible. It was pretty much just a place holder from the beginning, because it was either that or just "BlueHighwind's Blog". (And as for "Tales From the Q?", there are some things best left forgotten.) Ultimately there are simple goals that a title must achieve. #1 Be memorable - this isn't. Nobody can remember the name of my blog. #2 Be easily reached at the top of a Google searches - and I have failed even more miserably at that. I mean, look at these jerks, stealing my title! And calling it "Official" too.
are nearing five years now at this blog. There have been successes,
but clearly improvements need to be made. Some of those improvements
have been embarrassingly basic, like actually re-reading and editing my
text, to aesthetic such as the addition of screenshots and the new BH
avatar. Clearly though one of the worst problems this blog has is its
title, and that needs to change.
Unfortunately, I am
the world's worst namer for things. I wrote up a list of fifty titles,
nearly all of them terrible, and I'm down to about six ideas, none of
which I'm hugely in love with, but they could be worse:
1. The Blog from 20,000 Fathoms
2. It Conquered the Internet
3. A Clockwork Blue
4. Blue Highwind's Lonely Hearts Club Blog
5. The Highwind Empire
6. The World Ends With Blue
7. EDIT: Blog Highwind (suggested by Technobliterator)
thanks to the magic of the Internet, I can have a conversation with
everybody instead of carrying the burden alone. Instead of making the
decision myself, you all can! (I am psychologically unable to make a
decision, actually. I cannot pick paper or plastic, let alone a name.)
So leave in the comments below which title you like most, or if you can
come up with something even better than my attempts here.