Inkfish is three years old today!
One great thing about blogs that doesn’t apply to real three-year-olds is that you can change their name and appearance at will. I’m getting tired of “Inkfish”—too mysterious, too many creepy arms. Too much guilt about mistakenly calling octopus arms “tentacles” on occasion.
So I’d like to give the blog a new name and a new look. Below are several directions I’m considering. I hope that you, readers, will weigh in.
Welcome! You Probably Got Here by Googling Your Juice Cleanse Symptoms
Tagline: Or Searching for Ionic Foot Detox Reviews
Alternate tagline: I Write About Other Stuff Too. Check It Out When You’re Less Hazy
Banner art: a weeping woman with her feet in a small tub of brown water. Foregrounded, a glass of kale juice with a party umbrella.
Inspiration: juice cleanses, foot detox, everything else.
Why I Couldn’t Hang Out Last Night
Banner art: a blogger on a couch in a dark room, gently lit by the glow of the laptop screen.
Inspiration: purely fictional.
Banner art: portrait of Carl Zimmer.
Inspiration: trying to lure Bing users who are searching for Carl Zimmer’s blog, The Loom.
Potential complication: lawsuit.
Animals with Things on Their Heads
Banner art would be a rotating selection of photos: crabs wearing GPS devices, pigeons carrying cameras, penguins with earmuffs, and this seal.
Girl That Poops Flowers
Alternate title: Most Inconvenient Moments to Have Narcolepsy
Banner art: a mouse that’s quiet—too quiet.
Inspiration: unusual internet searches addressed at the help desk.
Adventures in Bodily Fluids: An Ongoing Quest to Make My Grandmother Admit She Doesn’t Love Everything I Write
Banner art: the empty vanilla ice cream bowl I considered using to illustrate a story about sperm-eating flies.
Inspiration: see above.
Please leave your votes in the comments (or just say hello). Thanks for your help, and thanks as always for reading!