EDIT: the general opinion (here and elsewhere) was to stick to something simple and descriptive; looking through the unregistered domain options, we have gone with thesffblog.com. We'll have more details soon.
Technically, the blog is currently named: "The Science Fiction & Fantasy Community Blog: We Have a Blog!"
As this was essentially what the blog was already named, and keeping it is in line with the votes in the other blog thread about keeping the site as same as possible.
Although the full title doesn't necessarily show up on the site, it will show up in the browser title.
It seems very likely that we're going to have to move our blog off-site, as it has been noted that blogoverflow is shutting down soon. We're still deciding if we want to have one but the general consensus is tending towards yes.
We are working on the mechanics of where to put it and how to migrate, but in the mean time, something we need to figure out is what to call it. Since that may take some time to settle on a name, I figured we may as well get started bickering now :)
Currently, our leading contender is Blogger (we have a proof-of-concept working now; anyone interested can join us in the blog chat room). Alternatives include Medium and Wordpress.com. In any case, though, we have two ways to identify the blog:
- A "subdomain" or "site name" for the blog as hosted on the main site, e.g.
- A custom domain name we can redirect at the blog, e.g.
Obviously, our name is going to be limited to those things that are still available, so we'll need to come up with several alternatives until we come up with one that's available. Ideally we'd have the same blog name and custom domain name but that's not required.
If anyone has any suggestions, just leave them below. I'll check to see what's available where and hopefully one will bubble up to the top.
FOR REFERENCE: I already checked some of the obvious ones:
scifiandfantasy are all taken on Blogger and Wordpress, as are the
.com domains. Medium is more flexible with "publication names" if we're willing to use one that isn't a valid domain name.
As an example of how the naming might work, the proof-of-concept we are playing with on Blogger is currently called
http://agentsofnothing.blogspot.com and is also available at