By C. L. Beck
You wouldn’t think it would be hard for eight writers to pick a name for a blogging group, would you? When words normally bubble up in our minds like foam on a root beer float, it should be easy to pick something catchy. Right?
Wrong. All the catchy, easy names are already chosen. We thought of Writers’ Block, and Authors at Large, both of which had multiple uses on the Internet. Really, how many blocked writers can there be—or for that matter, how many large authors? There’s no doubt that one of us can stand to lose a little weight. (That would be me, but my mother says I have a thyroid problem, so it’s okay.) However, you’d think most people would never freely choose to be recognized as a large author.
The thought occurred that if we searched hard enough we’d find other interesting names out on the web that we can't use . . . like Authors with Bushy Eyebrows and Hairy Ears, or Writers That Right Butt Can’t Spel.
Since none of us fit those descriptions anyway, it’s fair to say we won't worry about not using them.
After spending several days pondering the options—okay, maybe it was really only hours—our editor/moderator/wiz guy came up with an idea. He suggested we call ourselves Seven LDS Writers and a Dog.
I was all for that. It was cute and original.
But I had one question. Which one of us was supposed to be the dog?
Fortunately, before someone was persuaded to act the part of the four-legged furball, we found out the title was a play on words from another blogging page, and our wiz guy was just poking fun. Later we finally settled on a name, and I think this time it’s for real.
We’re calling ourselves the LDS Writers Blogck. It’s a catchy play on words, isn't it? But now my question is . . . which one of us is officially the blogck head?
My cousin's opinion aside, I'm sure it's not me.