If you look closely, you’ll spot that I’ve retitled this blog. It’s the third title in the history of this site and in my opinion the best one yet. What once was Adam Pieniazek, and then was Prose of a Pol, is now:
Prose of a Pol was always a bit clunky. Sure I’m Polish and proud of it, but don’t write enough about Poland here to warrant the title. Plus, prose has a negative connotation. Apple dictionary defines prose as:
written or spoken language in its ordinary form, without metrical structure : a short story in prose | [as adj. ] a prose passage.
• figurative plain or dull writing, discourse, or expression : medical and scientific prose.
Not quite the brand I’m going for here!
The name is also an ode to my home city and my home neighborhood, Boston and Dorchester, respectively. It was inspired by an upcoming event I’m partaking in called ADORE-chester!, which aims to celebrate the good about Dorchester, rather than the negative that is often portrayed in the mainstream media. Since I also write a good amount about web technologies, the dot is a play on the period used in all web addresses. In my opinion, it’s a win all around.
What do you think of the new name?
12 responses to “A New Name for an Old Blog”
[…] Dorchester has a storied history and its residents are filled with Dot Pride. We’re Bostonians through and through, but we’re also proud to be from Dorchester and would have it no other way. To back up that statement, I’ve just gone ahead and re-titled my personal blog from Prose of a Pol to the much better Dot Boston. […]
F’n perfect. Really. . Boston has good SEO for you as well, as I am assuming you would like Boston since it is probably one of you main keywords.
I don’t like it.
Your domain is dot adampieniazek, not dot boston.
Why try to be something you’re not?
I see what you’re saying Ari, but I’m just not a fan of calling this site:
I don’t think domains have to necessarily be the site name, it helps with branding, but personally don’t think it’s an absolute.
As for being something I’m not, well I am from Dot and Boston and proud of both affiliations and write about them here so IMO, it fits.
Thanks for the feedback though, food for thought.
P.S. Am inquiring about the dotboston.com domain.
Also I really like the new name… but to be fair, i did really like prose of a pol. It was just so you.
Sure why not…. only question is, besides this post, when I’m on this page I don’t see the name anywhere? I have a feeling I just have my stoopid hat on, but if you’re going to write a post about naming your blog, wouldn’t it be prudent to have it be more visible?
I like it P.
If you feel you need to change it, then by all means good for you. To me it's not all about the name, but whats inside of the blog, meaning great content. Good luck 🙂
Yes, thats true. the important thing is, the great content, not the name.
Amm its ok
The name is also important almost as the contest