a blank slate

a blank slate

How did you come up with your blog name?

Did you put a lot of thought into it? I mean all of it – the blog title, the address, the tag-line (if you have one!) It’s pretty much the first thing you have to enter in there when you make your blog. So, does your blog name have a story behind it, or was it a spur-of-the-moment idea? And, if it was a spur-of-the-moment thing, have you ever wanted to change it?

My sister had been convincing me to start a blog the entire week, I think, but since I never took her seriously, I didn’t really give the blog name a thought. I was online one day and I just went, “Hell. Why don’t I just do it!” And I started a blog, that I didn’t really plan on keeping up for so long. Looking at all the cool bookish blog titles out there, I now wish I had thought of something wittier.
Well, anyway, a few days before I started this blog, I watched one of my favourite Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes – Tabula Rasa. And the spell Willow casts was stuck in my head. It went something like, “When the fire goes out and this crystal turns black, a spell will be cast. Tabula rasa, tabula rasa.” The phrase ‘tabula rasa’ sounded very cryptic and exotic and Latin-ey. (It means ‘blank slate’ in Latin and is also used to refer to the state we are born in, with a blank mind that is yet to be nurtured.) So, that’s just what kept coming to my mind! I actually kind of like the name, so I never bothered trying to change it.
The blog address on the other hand, I like but regret. It’s too long and confusing for those of you who are not as crazy about Harry Potter as I am. It’s a spell from Harry Potter, obviously, but I only wish I had thought of something like Lumos instead of such a complicated name!!
So what about you? How did you come up with your blog title?
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  • Gopinath Sekar

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