So I have had this blog since October 2005, and the entire time it has been named “David Ebbo’s blog”. There were a number of solid reasons that had led me to choose this catchy name:
- It’s a blog
- It’s mine
- My name is David Ebbo
Last December, I blogged with great excitement that I had picked not a new title, but a new subtitle for it: “The Ebb and Flow of ASP.NET”. It was a week before xmas, there was almost no one at work and I might have had a drink or two, but for whatever reason, I came up with that brilliant name. But that was just the subtitle, which is displayed in a small font that no one reads, so it went quietly unnoticed.
Today, I am taking a much bigger step in my blogging career as I’m actually changing the blog title. Yes, the very string that makes or breaks a blog, the one that shows up in your browser’s title bar, the one that drives how much advertisement money I would get if only I had ads on there!
And the new name is… <% Angle Bracket Percent %>! You know, like those things we have all over aspx pages and MVC views. Hmmm, if I need to explain it, then it may not be as good a name as I first thought. Now leave me alone, or I’ll stop following you on Twitter.
Update: ok, it appears that having “<%” as part of the title was not such a great idea, as it shows up as <% is various places, which looks ugly. So I dropped the <% %> and only kept “Angle Bracket Percent”. I’m not sure if that makes it more or less lame, nor am I sure if I care.