I have never put as much thought into a blog post as I have into this one, it’s taken about twelve hours of thought in all.
Today’s assignment in the Blogging 101 course was to revisit my blog title and tagline and ask myself if it really does reflect the contents and ethos of the blog.
The original title, ‘Musings of a Novice Writer’, was selected when I started the blog and that is exactly what the blog contained, my musings as a trainee writer. It was pointed out in the assignment that there are a sea of ‘musings’ blogs out there which meant that I wasn’t being original or clever in my choice so, thoroughly deflated, I set about thinking of a new title.
It has taken me all day and I have brainstormed the arse out of it, literally filling pages of my notebook with scribbled ideas but I think I have finally got a new title. I’m not sure about it yet, it’s going to take some time to bed in. I feel like I’ve just discarded a comfortable pair of slippers in favour of a crippling pair of stilettos, wincing every time I step. It might be some time before it turns into replacement slippers.
So to explain, I have chosen to call the blog Less Than Stellar Storyteller because that’s exactly what I am. I can spin a yarn but I wouldn’t say they are of exceptional quality, that’s what I’m here to practice. Charting my journey there is the point of this blog.
The tagline I have chosen is Writing by numbers, outside of the lines which is a play on words referencing the art kits that you can buy called ‘Paint by Numbers’. It also refers to my continued efforts to create something stunning but often getting it wrong by ‘going outside of the lines’, as I used to do with those kits even though I tried so hard not to.
So, what do you think? Is it an improvement or a bit off-putting? I’d love to hear your thoughts.