No, I'm not going to stop writing about salt.
Rather, I realized some things that I had not considered when I created this blog. For starters, the blog is called "F*** Salt," and the URL is http://effsalt.blogspot.com. Now, I don't remember which pronunciation I had in mind when I started this thing, but I've since been pronouncing if in my head as the URL is spelled.
I also hadn't really considered how the phrase "F*** Salt" would be interpreted in a Google search. It seems that asterisks have a weird effect on Google queries. As of now, I can't find my blog by searching "F*** Salt," but if I search "F Salt" it comes up on the 8th page. "Eff Salt" returns nothing, but "effsalt" as one word returns stuff related to me on the first few pages.
So it's confusing, and I should change it, right? Unify it. Cohesion is good. The whole blog ought to be called "Eff Salt." It's a bit more family-friendly anyway, as it encourages the one pronunciation over the other. Sure, I'll have to update a few profiles around the web, but that's a minor inconvenience. But am I missing something? Are there any negative consequences to changing the name?
I'm already using a few different pseudonyms around the web. "EffSaline" at Twitter, "EffIonicCompounds" on Youtube, but oh well. They're recognizable. I think they're sort of humorous spins. They're just off-shoots of the blog anyway, chosen because "Eff Salt" was already taken. (Not to mention the websites that allow spaces and those that require underscores...)
And this brings me to Google Authorship...
But oh well. I'm a small-fry. This is all in preparation for the growth that I hope to gradually achieve. But there's another problem... my name.
Get it? I hope the image is at least somewhat recognizable...
Now, if Google Authorship does work, it's going to read "Eff Salt," like it does two pictures above, rather than "Lot's Wife." The whole point of Authorship is to remind readers that there's a person behind the blog -- an author. Now it's just a blog written by a blog. And right now the names don't even match. Yeesh.
So, in conclusion: my main question to everyone is...
Should I change the name of my blog to "Eff Salt"? Why or why not? God, I sound like a short answer question on a quiz...
It seems like an important decision to make before I go about promoting my blog in any serious sense. It's also preventing me from making any real effort to create a nice looking blog header (or to enlist the aid of Dalf... wouldn't that be cool?)
I look forward to hearing everyone's input. Cheers!
Oh yeah, I changed my little profile image, because I was probably infringing on someone's copyright on quite a few websites. It's probably not the last time it will change though... right now it's just a rudimentary picture that I whipped up in Graphic Converter.
And another thing: here's a code that I have to insert into a post for Technorati: HHATSMVT4T6C