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Happy Blogday! Help Me Rename This Site

InkfishBy Elizabeth PrestonMay 9, 2013 11:34 PM

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Inkfish is three years old today!

One great thing about blogs that doesn't apply to real three-year-olds is that you can change their name and appearance at will. I'm getting tired of "Inkfish"—too mysterious, too many creepy arms. Too much guilt about mistakenly calling octopus arms "tentacles" on occasion.

So I'd like to give the blog a new name and a new look. Below are several directions I'm considering. I hope that you, readers, will weigh in.

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Welcome! You Probably Got Here by Googling Your Juice Cleanse SymptomsTagline: Or Searching for Ionic Foot Detox ReviewsAlternate tagline: I Write About Other Stuff Too. Check It Out When You're Less HazyBanner art: a weeping woman with her feet in a small tub of brown water. Foregrounded, a glass of kale juice with a party umbrella.Inspiration: juice cleanses, foot detox, everything else.

Why I Couldn't Hang Out Last NightBanner art: a blogger on a couch in a dark room, gently lit by the glow of the laptop screen.Inspiration: purely fictional.

Every Study About PenguinsBanner art: penguins.Alternate art: not penguins. Irony could increase my readership among hipsters.Inspiration: penguins, penguins, penguins, penguins, penguins.

The LoomBanner art: portrait of Carl Zimmer.Inspiration: trying to lure Bing users who are searching for Carl Zimmer's blog, The Loom.Potential complication: lawsuit.

Animals with Things on Their HeadsBanner art would be a rotating selection of photos: crabs wearing GPS devices, pigeons carrying cameras, penguins with earmuffs, and this seal.

Inspiration: animal stalkingpigeons.

Girl That Poops FlowersAlternate title: Most Inconvenient Moments to Have NarcolepsyBanner art: a mouse that's quiet—too quiet.Inspiration: unusual internet searches addressed at the help desk.

Adventures in Bodily Fluids: An Ongoing Quest to Make My Grandmother Admit She Doesn't Love Everything I WriteBanner art: the empty vanilla ice cream bowl I considered using to illustrate a story about sperm-eating flies.Inspiration: see above.

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Please leave your votes in the comments (or just say hello). Thanks for your help, and thanks as always for reading!

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