A Year on Saturn

...is approximately 29.7 Earth years.

"A Year on Saturn" is the website of Shannon Fay,
freelance and fiction writer.

Problem number one: What to call blog?

Posted on: January 16th, 2012 by Shannon Fay No Comments

So, in order to increase my web presence, I’ve decided to start a blog (again) about my life as a writer. For the most part this is just a place for me to keep track of what is going on around me, a place where I can note contest deadlines, writing tips, link to better blogs, etc. I had planned to start blogging at the beginning of 2012, but before I could startignoring my blog, I had to name it. This took me several weeks.

Some early ideas I had revolved around puns. Whenever I thought of one that I thought might make a good blog title, I’d Google it. I have since learned that if you think of a good pun, fifty other people will have already thought of it and half of them will have blogs with it as the title. The Write Stuff, Write On, Walk Towards the Write, Write and Wrong, Left and Write, it never stops. So puns were out.

I thought of putting my vocabulary to work and giving it some really pretentious title. For awhile I considered christening this blog ‘The Eidetic Amnesiac.’ I thought it was a pretty good description of me in that I can remember in great detail books, movies, and arguments where I was totally in the right, but I often forget little things, like, say, turning off the coffee marker. I also liked that it was an oxymoron (my back-up title was ‘The Waking Somnambulist,’ which was also very oxymoronic and scored high points in the big words column). In the end I decided that ‘The Eidetic Amnesiac’ was just too lofty. I just wouldn’t be able to keep up the level of snobbery that that title deserved.

Since highbrow was out, I thought of going in the opposite direction and just naming my blog after whatever was on Urban Dictionary’s main page that day. At this point I was getting pretty desperate, but even then I still knew that Hippocampus, Yestergay, and Free Coochin’ were not what I was looking for in a blog title.

So there I was sitting in front of my computer, eating a sugar cookie, trying to figure out what to name this baby. I looked at the cookie in my hand and thought ‘I eat to much sugar.’ Most people would think that this is a totally unrelated thought, but not in my mind. My brain took this stray thought and melded it together with my blog, and in a fit of laziness I had my blog title. Finally.

So, now that this blog has a name, here are some posts you have to look forward to:

-The crazy things we do for love and research
-What’s up with the ‘Wacky Gator’ arcade game?
-Three times the universe conspired to give me free food
-My issues with ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (I can stomach disturbing content, but not bad writing)
-Links I like

I plan to update at least once a week by posting every Monday. So, see you then!

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