Blogging 101, Day 2: Blog Title and Tagline, and My Own Problems with These

Today’s Blogging 101 assignment involves changing the title of a blog and its tagline.  I’ve thought a lot over the years about changing the title, but never did anything about it. Today, although I successfully managed to change the tagline of the blog–shortening it from what I changed it to when I tried to take this class last month (Learning to Write Right and Writing to Learn today becomes just Learning to Write Right)–I was unable to change the title. Whether it is because this is the original title associated with my site, or whether it’s because I don’t know what I’m doing, a title change just doesn’t seem to want to “take.” But that’s a technical issue that I’ll deal with a bit later with WordPress’ Happiness Team or the course’s facilitators.

Right now, I’d like to talk about what I think would make a better title for this blog site.  It has morphed from general commentary to providing commentary and activities to teachers to–what it is today–a blog on my personal experiences with learning about the writing process and learning to write right.  That’s why the tagline was changed to “Learning to Write Right.” I thought about making that “Learn to Write Right,” but the truth is, I’m learning along with everyone else–not just in this course, but with everyone interested in improving their writing or writing style.

But the title…well, that’s a harder one.  I thought about titles like Write of Passage, or Write Right–titles of books and other writing materials, I’m sure. But, as far as I know, there are no copyrights on titles of reading or blogging materials, so these are possibilities. Other titles I’ve thought about were Rambling On…Writing, Ramblings on WritingWriting Wrongs, or leaving the base title almost intact by making it Eleanore’s Ramblings on Writing.  After all, I’ve had several followers–not many, mind you, but a few–who have been following me for years. Changing the title too much might be confusing.  And then there are the followers I’ve picked up through the blogging and writing classes I’ve taken so far–and so recently! Will my blog posts still reach them?

The reason for my confusion is that I have another site called Li’l Ole Lady Press that has been upgraded and provided with its own URL (liloleladypress.com), but is connected through the URL for this site (dremiller.com, or dremiller.wordpress.com–either will get you here). Every time I post from that site, it takes on all the characteristics of the main site–posting to Facebook, Google+, and Twitter, RSS feed, etc.–as though it were part of the same blog stream. So I am not certain what to do about the title for this site’s title…

Better check in with the support personnel I mentioned above and see if it’s worth changing the title at this stage…there may be a part 2 to today’s post.

#educ_dr

About DrEMiller

Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). Home: Sint Maarten. K-12 teacher for 13 years (Special Education for 10 years); Post-secondary educator since 2002; Education consulting since 1995. When teaching, held teaching certificates in K-12 special education, reading specialist; and secondary social studies. Doctorate: Educational Psychology Programmer/analyst for 10 years, including project management and training of corporate execs.
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10 Responses to Blogging 101, Day 2: Blog Title and Tagline, and My Own Problems with These

  1. Julia says:

    Hello, how is Blogging 101 going:)?
    Just wanted to extend an invite to a new weekly photo/writing challenge that I am hosting:)
    Meet other bloggers and share your best take on the week’s theme: ‘enchanted’
    I would be honoured to have you at the exhibition:)
    https://myredpage.wordpress.com/2015/07/09/camera-lucida-enchanted/

    Julia
    xxx

  2. Ellen Hawley says:

    I like the title Write of Passage, and I love the title Li’l Ole Lady Press.

  3. Reblogged this on HarsH ReaLiTy and commented:
    I think the title works, but the “Write of Passage” is pretty dang catchy! Share your thoughts with her on her post. -OM
    Note: Comments disabled here, please visit their blog.

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