I can’t keep up with all the blogs I want to read, but lo, I have found another one to interest me. Author Anne R. Allen suggests in this blog post that a blog should have the author’s name in its title.
This is a small detail.
And not every bit of blogging advice is right for everyone.
I do not call my blog Marta’s blog. That just sounds wrong.
But maybe my thinking is wrong.
I love my name. I’ve never been able to come up with a pen name or, when I took language classes and some teachers would ask me to, a name in another language. But do I want it up there at the top of this blog?
Go read all her rules. I’ve violated several of them other than picking a bad name. What about you?
P.S. After reading the first comment on this post, I got to thinking about a website I visited recently and a brand personality test I found there. Have you heard of Sally Hogshead? I hadn’t until I happened across a video interview with her online, which snag my curiosity and I went to her site. Her insights about marketing and branding are interesting, and I took her Fscore personality test.
A summary of my results:
Your primary fascination is MYSTIQUE. (Nicely done, you.) Even without realizing it, you’re already instinctively applying this trigger when trying to persuade others. Your secondary trigger is ALARM, and your dormant trigger (the one you’re least likely to apply in your personality and behavior) is LUST.
There’s not much mystique in my name!
Anyway, if you take the test, let me know.