19 August 2004

New Name

So I finally changed the name of my blog. I've been meaning to do it for a while, and never really liked the old one (Niko Blathers On . . .) in the first place. I wanted something that better reflected by bizarre conviction that archaeology, folklore, writing and visual arts ("which one of these things is not like the others?") are all part of the same impulse. Well, they are for me, anyway. It's all about stories.

Some of the other possibilities I was considering were:

  • Breath, Blood, Ink
  • Old Ink, New Lines
  • Writing Pictures, Drawing Words
  • A Picture and a Thousand Words

It's probably apparent why some of them didn't make it. I was really trying to find something that somehow suggested all four of my storytelling aspects. Writing and drawing were the easiest. I thought perhaps folklore and archaeology could be suggested by age. I don't think the title I chose necessarily has all those things in it, but it's more personal. I don't expect I'll change it again. Not soon, anyway.


Rowena said...

I'm slow, but I get there eventually.

"Anagram for Ink", eh? It's evidence of how shot my brain is these days, but I had to look up "anagram" at Merriam-Webster Online:

1 : a word or phrase made by transposing the letters of another word or phrase

So, Ink ... or should I say Nik ... maybe Kin? ... great name for the blog.

Niko said...

It would be even better if the new Google toolbar didn't cover up the title in Netscape.