I’ve had a growing issue recently with names. The name of this blog to be particular, and yes I know that’s my fault before anyone points the bleedin’ obvious out!
It started off as the relatively panic-induced named Mostly Harmless, followed on by DZ-015 – The Half-Arsed Blog Of Rte 2FM’s Rick O’Shea and then, after a brief fit of boredom The Whole Curiosity Blog.
I don’t really like that. I figured it out when I saw it actually written on someone’s blogroll.
So, I’m on the hunt for a new name. This however led me to think about blog names I like, and an interesting divide started to occur.
Most of the blog names I like were those created by women, some of the most prosaic and uninspiring (regardless of how good the blog itself may be) were created by men. Now whether this is a universal thing or just says something about what goes on in my head I don’t know buy bear with me for a moment.
Take a cursory look through my blogroll, who’s got the better names?
And the apex of incredible blog names in Raptureponies
or the more simple (and this doesn’t mean I don’t love yiz lads, cause I do)
And the simply nonsensical The Crabling Otter 😉
See a pattern here?
I know there are exceptions (Twenty, Pedro, Green Ink, Why, That’s Delightful!, Sinead Cochrane, Sabrina Dent), I’m just looking at what I see as a bigger trend in my tiny bored little head…
Is it just because girls are better than we are? Probably. So, as a result I’m just going to call my blog Rick O’Shea from now on (nonsensical enough in itself) until I can come up with something better.
It could take a while.