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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A blog by any other name

The problem with having “an irrelevant and misleading” [see sidebar at right] blog name is that it’s, well, irrelevant and misleading.

But adopting a new moniker at this stage of the game isn’t as easy as a hop, skip, and a mouse click either.

I mean, what about brand recognition? What about the legions of worldwide fans? What about all those water cooler discussions about the latest post? What about--

Yeah.

I guess I can change this blog’s name after all…

So, here are some of the shortlisted suggestions*:

  • Our Shipudim – The life and times of an early 21st century carnivore
  • Our Shikorim – The life and times of an early 21st century drunk
  • Our Shikulim – The life and times of an early 21st century weight watcher
  • Our Shizufim – The life and times of an early 21st century beach bum
  • Our Shidurim – The life and times of an early 21st century television personality
  • Our Shiputim – The life and times of an early 21st century referee
  • Our Shivukim – The life and times of an early 21st century retailer
  • Our Siddurim – The life and times of an early 21st century florist
  • Our Shidduchim – The life and times of an early 21st century matchmaker
  • Our Shibutim – The life and times of an early 21st century mad scientist

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Let me know what you think about these ideas, and please feel free to add a few more of your own.

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* Glossary:

  • Shipudim – שיפודים – Skewers
  • Shikorim – שיכורים - Drunkards
  • Shikulim – שיקולים – Weighing (plural)
  • Shizufim – שיזופים – Suntans
  • Shidurim – שידורים - Broadcasts
  • Shiputim – שיפוטים – Judgment calls
  • Shivukim – שיווקים – Marketing (plural)
  • Siddurim – סידורים - Arrangements
  • Shidduchim – שידוכים - Matches
  • Shibutim – שיבוטים – Cloning (plural) 

15 comments:

  1. at our informal bloggers' meeting on saturday night, we discussed how much better it is if your blog name starts with an A. then you're at or near the top of the blogroll. we were mostly tongue in cheek but something to think about. btw i had the same wonders/concerns about changing my blog's name but decided for now to stick with it.

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  2. Fern Chasida - Hmm. So maybe I should go for "Aren't Shiputzim"?
    :-)
    (And I'm sorry I didn't get to meet you at the meeting.)

    MiI - Awesome! :-)

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  3. I do like Our Shikurim. But for a recovering rabbi blog or something, not for you.

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  4. How about Our shirbutim-the life and times of an early 21st century doodler or Our shibushim - the life and times of an early 21st century Israeli highway/government office/airport/choose your own...

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  5. Shouldn't "Our Siddurim" be – The life and times of an early 21st century gabbai?

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  6. Leora - {crosses item off of list} Oh, well. So much for that idea...
    :-)

    Malke - שירבוטים is actually a great name for a blog!

    Rena - Good one! :-)

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  7. Too difficult to choose. Funny suggestions though.

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  8. how bout our shitutim (wanderings)?

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  9. Ilana-Davita - Thanks!

    Fern Chasida - I guess that would be, "The life and times of an early 21st century nomad." Or, if we're talking virtual shitutim, "The life and times of an early 21st century web surfer"...
    :-)

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  10. Our Shimurim: (could be combined with the Jewish Cooking Carnival)

    Our Shibolim: (Shavuot/Ruth themed)

    Our Shipurim: (which actually, is closely aligned to the original thought of "Our Shiputzim")

    Our Shigurim: (The life and times of an early 21st century mad rocket scientist -- or delivery guy on a motorcycle)

    Our Shiputim (The life and times of an early 21st century wannabe judge..or if you just want to be judgmental)

    Our Shitufim: (The life and times of an early 21st century lettuce leaf washer)

    Our Shichtufim (The life and times of an early 21st century kidnapee)

    Our Shifshufim: (The life and times of an early 21st century not-so-proficient bike or skateboard rider)

    Our Shlitufim The life and times of an early 21st century cuddly teddy bear)

    OK, gotta get back to work :-)

    Shabbat Shalom!

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  11. MiI - Thanks.

    Jameel - Those are hysterical! My favorite is the lettuce washing one. I'm sure that would make for an enthralling read -- especially the annual Erev Pesach post...
    ;-)

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  12. Our Shiluvim? Where you combine grammar lessons, tales of aliyah, and life in Israel, in general.

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