When I started my blog, it was mostly for a place to upload my daily sketches. I couldn't publish it without a title, but a catchy title escaped me. I thought, "Well, what is the blog about?" My sketches. And a bit about knitting and karate and other stuff...I finally settled on the working title of Sketches and More. I thought it was frightfully dull, but would use it until I could come up with something witty and clever.
Unfortunately, nothing witty and clever has occurred to me. Still, the more time passes by, the more I dislike my blog title. So I am actively trying to come up with a new one. I'd once considered entitling it The Eclectic Eccentric, but that just didn't appeal much more than Sketches and More did.
I briefly considered A Tangled Web--a title inspired by the state of the yarn I was knitting with at the time. I decided against that one, though. I felt there were too many negative connotations associated with that phrase.
I thought about having a Name That Blog contest, but then I thought, "what if nobody suggests a name I like?" I'd still have to pick a winner, and I might end up stuck with a blog title I don't like much better than the old one. Then I thought, maybe I'll have an open ended contest. You know, the kind where I leave the contest open until someone comes up with a name I like. Yeah, that's a good idea. Or if no one suggests a name that appeals, I could decline all the ideas and choose a winner by a random drawing. That's another good idea.
But then there's the conundrum of what to offer as a prize. Usually, when knitters hold a contest, they offer up some really nice yarn or knitting accessories as a prize. Only two problems with that idea. One, I don't really have any really nice yarn (unless you like acrylic), and two, that would exclude those of my readers who don't knit. Then I thought I could offer one of my drawings as a prize, but that would mean I'd actually have to find time to sit down and do one. That left me with one more option...
I could offer a variety of prizes appealing to a wide range of interests and let the contest winner choose which one she (or Buck) would like to have the most. Yeah, that is what I'll do.
So here are the rules: The contest will run for two weeks. You will have until midnight May 26, 2007 to submit ideas for a title for my blog. If, at the end of that time, none of the entries jump out and grab me, I'll choose a winner randomly by putting all the names into a hat and having my son draw one out. I may not use that title, but the person whose name is drawn will be able to choose a prize. To enter, simply leave a comment with your suggestion. Potential prizes will be photographed and posted tomorrow.
The good news is, my blog is no longer listed as a spam blog.