Monday, September 01, 2008

Maybe I Should have Registered a Trademark?

Note: Edited post at 11:30 pm on Sep. 3, 2008 to fix malformed href attribute on the hyperlink pointing to the Circulating Library blog. Hat tip to FTN for graciously pointing this to my attention.

In the 379 prior posts that have been made on this blog, I don't think I've ever explained the origin of the blog's name. If you go way back to the beginning, over two years ago, you will find that prior to starting this blog, I was reading and posting on a bulletin board about extramarital relationships. I used the moniker "2amSomewhere" as a concatenation of the Anna Nalick's "Breathe (2 AM)" and the Alan Jackson/Jimmy Buffett song "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere".

Every once in a while, I get vain and start hitting Google with queries about my blog and who links to me. I stumbled upon a post at HP's community wiki site that showcased a gift that the author had created for a close friend who was moving away. I was amused and surprised that someone might have fused together similar ideas in a different setting.

Another thing that I uncovered while doing the Googling was that my blog has sparked a mini-thread among some more academic thinkers over the proprieties and pitfalls of personal blogging. You might want to check them out.

I wound up leaving a comment on Gunders' post to add some notes about the relevance of validation on my own blogging.
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