Monday, 19 September 2011

The Rebrandening

Sadly I don't think there is a movie called The Rebrandening, it sounds like such a great title. Maybe I could write it. It could have Samuel L Jackson in it, that guys in everything. Fun fact, I always thought Morpheus in The Matrix was played by him.

Anyway, there was an actual point I wanted to talk about I'm sure. That was the "rebranding" of the blog. When I started this thing out, it was "The Disjointed Ramblings Of A Disjointed (j/k) Person. Now it seems to be "The Rambling Person". God only knows what Google say is the actual title of this blog though. My guess would be the first one is how it shows up on your reading list. But I'm not the only person with a title in there that doesn't actually fit the title they gave the blog.

This place has gone through several redesigns over time. With things being added and moved around, now I have several pages too. I think the place can get just a bit cluttered at times, so I also reckon that this is far from the last time the blog will be modified. When I first brought in the Twitter feed, I planned on removing the Thought For Naught. Then I realised I might have a thought that was too long for Twitter, so it get's to stay.

When I first started this blog out, I wanted it to be called The Ramblin' Dude, as a reference to the Stephen King character The Walkin' Dude. I was told by Google though that this was taken. When I first designed the banner that is the name I had made up for me, but then I decided to change it. I'm not totally sure why to be honest. I think over time I just became the rambling person. When I first started, as well as not divulging my age, I also didn't plan on disclosing my gender. There was something very flawed with this aspiration though. I signed in using my current google account rather than making one just for this blog, which means they go about calling me by the name I signed up with. This hasn't proven to be too bad though so I can live with it.

Like I mention in my donation page, and in my thought for naught, I did get the idea to make a custom t-shirt with my banner on it, but it is going to be surprisingly expensive -_-. I think I would at least like to get it for myself as a christmas  present lol. Maybe I can buy it a size or two too small so it's something I can use as a good indicator I've lost some weight. Why am I drawing attention to that you ask? Well, to be honest I didn't really want to, but I did want to mention the shirt, because well, I'd love to make that shirt, and I think a logo that says "The Rambling Person" would fit a lot better than "Disjointed Ramblings Of A Disjointed (j/k) Person. Though I think I answer to all of the above names.

Plus the URL has always been "theramblingperson.blogspot.com" I think that's how this all came about really.

27 comments:

  1. When i first starting blogging I wanted "elise". Sadly there seems to be another one out there. I felt what you did when Google told you about you orginial URL. I though "huh. Ok never mind lets try this."

    The rambling person sounds good. It encourages strange people to ramble on your site too....

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  2. T-shirts? You're really starting to market this up. Hot damn. Digg, Reddit, and now t-shirt talk? Pretty soon, your blog is going to be far too mainstream for me to visit.

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  3. Title change is bound to happen, but I'd say it isn't too smart to do it when you're all big and everyone knows you.
    You're perfectly safe on that, though ;D

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  4. lol, I dont really know what to comment on this post. I got the same problem when I tried to name my blog, at first I wanted it to be linuxlife or linux-life but all these names were taken, so I ended up with linuxnlife lol.

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  5. Loved reading this long post! You have a very unique writing style! Keep up the good work!

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  6. I never knew your first name was originally going to come from a Stephen King reference, and from The Stand, no less. +100 cool points for you, sir.

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  7. @A Beer for the Shower Well that's the first time I've mentioned it really lol, but I'm now at about...-200 cool points I think. The Stand is a great book, I got the extended 1000 page long version for Christmas because my mum thought I liked him, I regard that book as one of the best mistakes she made. You know, after me. It was the first, but not last, King book I read.

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  8. @elisecrets I get a lot of those. They're my favourite kind of people.

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  9. @Generally Disgruntled LOL I'm not trying to market this up, I just want a t-shirt for myself. I'm low on t-shirts anyway. This place is far, far, FAR from mainstream. Damn hipsters.

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  10. hmmm..I wanted to change my blog name into "florathegoddess" so by the time I'll have my own domain, it be, florathegoddess.com hahaha!

    I wanted a tshirt too!

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  11. sounds good to me, i also changed my blog's name at some point, it is more unique and thats good

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  12. I think it was a good choice, the old title was just too long.

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  13. I think it should be called "Stories of a thai whoremonger" Imagine how many people it would attract.

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  14. @Hasidic Plumber Well that's one way to increase traffic but I wouldn't want to steal your wonderful idea. It's all yours.

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  15. All the URLs are always taken by someone who speaks craptastic English and hasn't been online since 2007

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  16. The names I had in my mind were also taken already. :/

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  17. At the mention of having more than one Page I looked at it and read your "Why A Post Every Day?" section. Learning more about you everyday. (^___^)
    I would have been shocked if the title of my blog had been taken. It's a Cantonese/English pun.

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  18. I hate it when names are already taken. I got lucky that PTM wasn't already taken. If you change your name again it should be The Random Rambler.

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  19. @Powdered Toast Man Now that is a good idea :) I'm not likely to change the name again though, maybe just the layout a bit.

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  20. how about the ramblin man? Great song too/

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  21. My friend started doing his own t-shirts for a while.. it cost a lot at first but then got cheaper and pretty good deals..

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  22. Nowaday every name or title is taken by some company or creator!
    It's impossible to always create a new one ... I've got to search when I create a new video game to make sure the title is almost unique!

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  23. I think you should just stay with the current name, no need to get a name change.

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  24. I'm forever changing my layout, I see it as being like decorating my house - except I can't afford to do that very often.
    When I first started I had every gadget going too, soon got rid of them though as my page was taking an hour to load...well that's an exaggeration but I did have IE so not far off.
    The Hasidic Plumber has a very good point, but if my search keywords are anything to go by you really don't need a pervy title to bring in the pervs .

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  25. @dirtycowgirl Even if your blog name isn't pervy your account name is pervy enough to draw weirdos. Or you're writing about weird things lol. People have only just started searching my blog, the terms they search are kind of disappointing.

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