Here you go. The first one is really important:
Thought I’d start doing link-roundup posts somewhere on the spectrum between occasional and frequent. This is the kind of stuff I already post on Facebook and Twitter, so if you like this sort of thing, consider liking and/or following me over theres.
Here you go:
I recently realized how cheap domain names could be, so last week I bought a domain name for one of my other Tumblrs, one that gets only a fraction of the traffic that this Tumblr gets. Even so, I like having it, and it feels simpler and more “official.” (As much as I love the Tumblr platform, I’d really prefer for “.tumblr.com” not to weigh down the URLs of my blogs.)
Why haven’t I gotten a domain name for this Tumblr?
Well, I’ve hit a bit of a conundrum. I started this blog almost a year ago as a way to share my interest in things like bog bodies, catacombs, and exhumations, not thinking I’d end up with many (or any) readers. Sadly, I didn’t put too much thought (or research) into the naming of the thing. I called it “The Ossuary” because ossuaries are interesting, and ossuary is just a pretty neat word. (Also, “theossuary” wasn’t yet taken on Tumblr, and “ossuary” was.)
I should have done my homework, because it turns out there are a handful of what appear to be well established sites on the Web known as “The Ossuary”:
So, I’m starting to wonder if I should change the name of this site. I want a name that represents this blog creatively and relevantly—a name that I can easily use as a “name.com” domain, but one that doesn’t step on anyone else’s toes or risk being confused with someone else’s site.
Here’s why I’m writing this: I’d really like to hear your opinions. Do you think changing the name really matters or could possibly confuse people? I’m thinking I should probably keep my Tumblr-based URL as theossuary.tumblr.com, but this could redirect to the new domain.
What do you guys think? And what do you think I ought to call it? (Send me a Tumblr message, email me at theossuaryblog [at] gmail [etc], or reply here.)
Skeletons, mummies, bog bodies, exhumations. The dead, and what happens to them.
Meet This Dead Person
Feats of Preservation
Skulls and Skeletons
Ossuaries and Bone Architecture
Incorruptibles and Saintly Relics
When Famous People Die
When Dead People Turn to Soap
Skeletons in Clothes
Dead People Sitting, Standing, or
Made to Look Alive
Death in Art
Accidents and Disasters
Morgues, Funeral Homes, and the
Business of Death
Mourning Customs and Imagery
Handling, Disposing of, and Storing
Posthumous Travels and
Cemeteries and Graveyard Scenes
Personal Details and Opinions
Just Plain Weird or Uncategorizable