(definition further explained in this post if you still aren't satisfied)

Monday, May 31, 2010

Title Hunting

So, I've been thinking about the new blog title.  I haven't really come up with anything yet.  No, don't look at me that way!  I know you think that I really should have something by now, since I've had like four or five days to think about it.  The perfectionist in me is still a little bit of a problem, but mostly, I think it's just one long brain fart.

I think I'd like to incorporate the word "voice" in it, because that word doesn't have to be any more definable than the blog itself.  Have you ever tried to explain someone's voice to a person who's never heard them speak before?  The only thing you can really say is "high", "low", "gravelly", or "smooth".  At least, those are the only words I can think of.  The thing is, even though you can't really describe the person's voice, you can imagine it in your head perfectly if you've spent enough time around them.  You know their voice, you just can't define it out loud.  That's how I feel about this blog.  I'm putting so much of myself into it, and there's no one word or phrase to describe me or the things I want to say here.  The closest thing would be to call this my "voice".

But I can't just call this blog "Voice".  There needs to be more words than that to make me happy.

The one phrase that keeps popping into my head every time I think about this is "A Knife in the Dark", which is the title of a chapter in The Fellowship of the Ring (the first Lord of the Rings book).  I obviously can't call it that either, but it has a ring to it...no pun intended.  I'd like to have something that sounds kind of like that, but I still don't know how all of this is going to turn out.  "Voice" is the only word I have so far in the new title, and I might not even keep that if I actually come up with something better.  Right now, I'm having a problem coming up with anything.  Maybe I can find some inspiration lurking around here behind the trash can or something...


Molly said...

I know how you feel, Deidra. When I first started blogging, I just had a generic name for my blog. Then, one day the name just came to me. Maybe the same will happen for you - good luck! I also noticed that you are minoring in psychology. That's awesome! :) I LOVE psychology. Anyway, keep up the good work! Have a good day.

Heather said...

You can always find inspiration in the trash. *wink*

Seriously, I know what you mean. I'm thinking about starting a blog for my trip this summer. The only title I've come up with so far is teeth-grindingly corny. Good luck and give it time!

Deidra said...

Molly: I remember thinking when I went to your blog that "hey, this girl has a cool title! Why can't I have one like that?" :) Here's hoping I can use the good luck you're giving me!

Heather: I'm ALMOST that desperate...but hopefully, I won't find anything in the trash that resembles my writing! haha
I would offer to help you figure out a title, but I don't know if I'd be any better with someone else's blog than I am with my own.

Ethan said...

Your writing "voice" and even your inner "voice" may find themselves here, but it isn't ever vocalized as a Voice "voice." Additionally, this blog is here to allow you to express (voice) those thoughts you for one reason or another do not share in verbal conversations. Because of this logic, and my personal knowledge of how quite you are when it comes to what's on your mind. I'm leaning towards possibly calling it a Mute Voice. But I've never been good at naming things like this, you know that I never wanted to put titles on my papers.

Deidra said...

I don't understand the last half of your first sentence there, but everything else you said makes a lot of sense. I will definitely take these things into consideration, including the suggestion of calling it something like Mute Voice. I'm not sure if I'll call it exactly that or not. We'll see what I end up with!
Yeah I know. :)