Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Naming the Blog...

In my last post, I explored some "Naming Guidelines for Web Apps and Companies"...

I'd been hunting for the right name for my blog for almost a week... But I wasn't getting anywhere closer to finding THE name yet.

I knew what my blog was going to be about... "Notes, thoughts, and ramblings on software, entrepreneurship and the web".
So all that was left was to find a name thats...
- elegant,
- short,
- catchy,
- witty,
- funky,
- sexy,
- easy to spell,
- fun to pronounce etc etc.
- AND manages to signify what my blog is about,
Oh and the last little detail... the domain name must be available!

I looked at some of my favourite blogs for inspiration.

I dint want to use PratikStephen.com for this blog (a la Paul Graham).

I dint want to call it pratikstephen.blogspot.com(a la Steve Yegge and Seth Godin).

PratikOnSoftware dint quite sound right (a la Joel Spolsky).
I thought about PratikOnTheWeb... but nyeaahh...

I liked RandsInResponse and CodingHorror as names... but couldn’t think of anything there...

...till “PseudoProgrammer” struck me.
Ok, not short, kinda catchy, definitely not sexy, but it does kinda summarise my blog, in that it’s not a hardcore tech blog about multithreading, compilers and assembly language.
I thought it’d be cool... that when the blog takes off, people might say “The PseudoProgrammer wrote this brilliant, insightful and entertaining post about...”
But when I asked a couple of people, most were like it’s too long, and pointed out that “pseudo” has too much of a negative connotation...
Plus I liked it, but dint love it.

Next was PseudoTech! As in Pratik’s PseudoTech Blog... but pseudotech.com was taken!

Then came PseudoTechie... which was nyeaaaahhh!

Then came WebWay, which was not available, TheWebWay wasn’t available either...

WeavingTheWeb, WebWeaver, WebSlice (Mahen’s suggestion) and WebbingTheWay were all taken!

That’s when “WebbingMyWay” hit me... and it was available!
: )
I snapped it up immediately... It sounds good... and it summarises my blog pretty well too!

4 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice name!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this.

Anonymous said...

Maybe I`ll be Captain Obvious, but... it's only few days to New Year last, so let's be happy!
Hoho3ho!)

Anonymous said...

Thank you!!!! 500 conditions!!!