Fortunately, everyone changes that default blog name above when they first sign up for an MLBlog. Then you’re faced with the big decision, something that will identify you to everyone here and around the blogosphere in search results and links. The question(s) I’d like to pose here is: What are your favorite blog names here and around the blogosphere, and what was the thinking behind your own?
Was just wondering that while surfing around blogdom tonight while waiting for Barry’s home run to finally come down off the McDonald’s sign. It was prompted by a few things, (a) Red Sox Chick talking about Sox Sistahs Speak, (b) David Wright saying he has just about decided on a new blog name but needs a little more time, and (c) our newest Pirates MLBlogger here who launched today with the delicately named "Losing the 1992 NLCS Was The Undoing Of The Pirates."–John Smoltz, Bonds on Bonds.
There are some amazingly funny blog names, which you would expect with latest estimates at more than 16 million blogs created. There was Ouchmytoe, and there was This Blog Is Full Of ****. ("Parc" backwards, as it gets asterisked.) There was one called Blah Blah Freaking Blah. There are some like Wonkette or DA BRONX BOMBERS that you can’t ever imagine being named anything else. And where does Bad Boy really come from, anyway? Leave a comment on Reds broadcaster Steve Stewart’s (impressive) MLBlog and ask him that one.
We met with the founder of the new blog search firm Sphere recently, and highly recommend their cutting-edge algorithms. Try searching for "MLBlogs" and see if you show up in the results. Many times the name of the blog is what pulls you in. According to a highly scientific joint study we commissioned with MIT and Cal Tech, sometime in April 2008 we are projected to finally run out of every last possible baseball term to use in an MLBlog name. (Not really; Daddy Raised A Cardinals Fan will keep defining more of them for you!) You can see most of them in the MLBlogs Active Roster on the MLBlogs.com homepage.
As you probably know by now, Tommy Lasorda’s World was the first MLBlog ever created. It turns out that "world" is one of the 10 most commonly used words in blog titles. We kinda like Haren’s Heat, and so did Dan, who says in his latest post that he’s keeping it. Obviously You’re Not a Golfer is a blog name that challenges you. With a name like Victor, it just makes sense to call your MLBlog The Spoils. Some people can get away with simply using their name, like Seth Godin, and there can only be one Blog Maverick. So what are your favorite blog names, and what was the thinking behind yours? Please comment with your thoughts, here or outside the MLBlogosphere.