Name That Blog

15 Jun

When I started this blog, it was designed to be a sarcastic view of the world and a list of things that do not make sense. With that in mind, I knew exactly what to name it.

I have told this story before, but it bears repeating.

In the mid-90s, Larry, who you have read about, had latched on to an organization that was beneath our expectations. It was a softball team that lacked quality players and, at times, lacked uniforms. We were in Little Rock, Arkansas and about to play one of the top teams in the nation. Larry and I were standing on a bridge overlooking a drainage ditch. It was hot, and we knew that the game was not going to end well. That is when inspiration struck, and I stated, “We are surrounded by imbeciles and wallowing in mediocrity.”

Yep, Surrounded By Imbeciles was the perfect name for the fledgling blog.

Through the years, the blog has changed. I am not sure what it has become, but it has definitely become something different that I first imagined. On top of that, people from my non-Interent life are reading it. My wife is one of those people.

Yesterday, she suggested that I start a new blog with a new name. However, I have spent a lot of time building this one and do not want to abandon it. Then, she suggested that I change the name, and that is probably a good idea. At this point, I do not feel like I am surrounded by imbeciles. Well, there are a few ignorant people out there, but they are few and far between.

I cannot change the blog’s address, but I can change the name at the top. The only problem is that I need to come up with a good name, and I am looking to you guys for suggestions. Those of you who have read this blog have an idea what it is about and may have a good idea how to give it a title.

If you have an idea, then I hope you will play Name That Blog.Name That Tune

Tom Kennedy and I would appreciate it.

22 Responses to “Name That Blog”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong June 15, 2015 at 15:09 #

    I don’t know how much you CAN change the name. You may need to keep this name as part of the new name if you want to keep the same address. Let me know how it works out. I will probably need to redo my link to you. You were one of the first blogs I ever followed and have enjoyed reading you pretty much since the beginning!

    • Rick June 15, 2015 at 15:23 #

      I am trying to keep the same address. Thanks for liking what I write.

  2. shutterbugshea June 15, 2015 at 16:18 #

    I like the name..when I first joined WordPress and was looking for interesting blogs to follow, I saw yours and thought…”Now that looks interesting and fun and truthful too!”
    Anyway,I like your blog no matter what you may call it!

    • Rick June 15, 2015 at 20:19 #

      Thanks. If I can’t come up with something good, then I am going to keep it.

  3. Tommy Laird June 15, 2015 at 17:59 #

    Searching for Sanity (in a world gone mad)

    Looking for Intelligent Lifeforms

    Making Sense of Memories and Life Lessons

    Mid-Life Musings

    Where are we going? (and how will we know when we get there?)

    Ha. Keep up the good work Rick. I could fill up your iPod with 29,000 tracks from my iPod. 🙂 So much music and so little time.

    • Rick June 15, 2015 at 20:22 #

      Thanks for the suggestions. How have you been? I read the the newspaper the this is the last week for the Kenny Rogers exhibit in the Hall of Fame.

      • Tommy Laird June 17, 2015 at 04:56 #

        All good things must come to an end. Doing good here. Looking forward to your future SBI adventures.

  4. frontrangescribbles June 15, 2015 at 23:40 #

    I like the name of your blog, I enjoy reading yours all the time. Please keep the name, it’s how I feel a lot of times.

    • Rick June 16, 2015 at 00:46 #

      Thanks. At times, it is the description of our existence.

  5. Mark R. Cheathem June 16, 2015 at 01:38 #

    SBI is your brand, and I wouldn’t change it.

    • Rick June 16, 2015 at 01:57 #

      Maybe I will go with the initials.

  6. Bantering Ram June 16, 2015 at 08:26 #

    Er…Surrounded By Brilliant, Sensitive, Lovely People?

    I’ve sometimes wondered about changing DyingNote because it’s not the macabre thing that it seems to be. But it’s got people interested and kept a number of them in.

    I’d say retain the name.

    • Rick June 16, 2015 at 13:46 #

      Thanks for the input. It could be that I am surrounded by a variety of people.

  7. thehistorytourist June 16, 2015 at 11:20 #

    I like the idea of keeping the initials and the “Surround by …” part. Surrounded by Intrigue — Ideas — innovation — inspiration….

    • Rick June 16, 2015 at 13:46 #

      Those are great ideas. I definitely think the initials should stay.

  8. Andrew Petcher June 16, 2015 at 19:40 #

    The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
    It isn’t just one of your holiday games;
    T S Eliot

    • Rick June 16, 2015 at 22:38 #

      Excellent quote.

  9. jcalberta June 16, 2015 at 20:49 #

    The View from Here – the Journals and Journeys of an Historian.
    I know you won’t accept this – just throwing it out.
    I figure it’s important that you come up with something yourself. Whatever you call it, its all good.

    • Rick June 16, 2015 at 22:39 #

      Thanks. I like that name.


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