Monday, February 12, 2007

Titular Woes

Before I get to the subject of this post, I've been meaning to take back some of the mean stuff I said earlier about Blogger. It's much more customizable than it used to be. But in terms of also working as social networking and creating community, it is no match whatsoever for LiveJournal. Blogger can be a PITA to get to work the way I want to, and I really wish it had comment threading. Not that I get many comments. But Blogger, you're okay.

Right. Subject. Titular woes. (insert adolescent snicker here)

I'm trying to come up with a title for my thesis. I have 1.5 pages of my thesis written and I want a title. I want a snappy title. Something that's fun and communicates my topic at the same time.

My best one so far?

Museums and Blogs: A Critical Analysis

*yawn* *double yawn*

There's a part of me that would like to call it I'm in Ur Museum Website, Readin' and Analyzin' Ur Blogz: An Analysis of Museum Blogging, but this is probably a bad idea for several reasons.
One: It would freak out the straights. I don't want to freak out the straights.
Two: It's confusing now. How confusing is it going to be in 6 months when it's even more horribly out of style?
Three: It's going to get dated real fast. See #2. I don't want it to be laughed at for an appalling title.
Four: Did I mention it will freak out the straights?

I do actually quite like the second title. It does convey a sense of fun that I hope I actually have and am not just imagining. And it is very much an internet thing. But.... Dated and scary are two big cons in the pro-con chart of its life.

What I need is a happy medium. And yes, this really is an issue now. See, I've put my thesis on my resume, and I've started the job hunt (*puts on safari hat and kahkis*) (I'm starting early because I'm clever like that and I am terrified by recent conversations on the Museum-L listserv). Until inspiration strikes, I'll leave the boring *yawn* title on ye olde resume.

1 comment:

Liza said...

I love your second title.

But I'm not the target audience for your thesis, either, I guess...