I’m thinking about changing the name of my livejournal. Sevenravens is folksy and cute, but as I try to be more serious about updating regularly and hopefully begin building more of a readership and putting myself out in the world as a writer, I keep feeling like sevenravens just doesn’t cut it in the seeming professional department. It doesn’t have anything to do with things I’ve published (or am trying to publish) except for the previously mentioned folksy vibe. So I’m thinking about changing the name of this journal to caitlynpaxson. Simple, classy, and easy to remember, yes? No? Is it actually better to have something that’s an interesting reference rather than your name? Some of the more successful bloggers of my acquaintance have built vast readerships on such a name. What are your thoughts on journal names?
What’s in a name?