Bawdy Yarns

In a recent e-mail to me about his return to blogging, Scott McLemee mentioned that he's learned there's one advantage to having a site named Quick Study. Your number of reader hits goes way up when school starts again.

This reminded book/daddy of Bookslut, which continues to get ads for erotica and works of fiction being positioned as "transgressive" -- apparently because of what must be a sizable number of readers who arrive at the blog by mistake, attracted by the name and thinking, hey, this is Triple-X kink. Once they realize it's actually a fairly dense package of book news, reviews, interviews, snarky literary opinion and so on, perhaps they give up and settle for the soft-core stuff being peddled in the margins, thus presumably making the ads worth their cost.

At any rate, these two examples of the benefits of misleading blog titles -- and book/daddy's current, pressing need for revenue enhancement -- have led me to consider these possibly more lucrative names, pending approval from our product-branding division, Unbridled Corporate Weasels:

1) Encyclopedia Viagra

2) Instant Post-Structuralist Erection

3) The Book Bong Blog

4) Rolling Papers, with High-Speed Pizza Delivery

5) Triple-D Book Implants

6) Low-interest Literary Loans and Underage Book Fondling

7) Huge Throbbing Books

8) Inkubus and the Dirty Pages

9) Legal Weed/Legal Read

10) Semiotic Semen and the Phenomenology of Porn

11) Hot Stock Tips for Lusty Booklovers

12) Shameless Corporate Weasels

September 7, 2007 8:48 AM | | Comments (2)



Thanks for the feedback, vice president Heather. Any suggested names will be welcome, pending approval from all 1,367 of our corporate vice presidents, of course.

You might want to skip #1 so as to avoid problems with Pfizer's lawyers. #2 & 3 seem good candidates for high-revenue ads and lots of search engine traffic, as do #5, 6, 10, & 11. But I'd say that 2, 6, and 11 are your best bets. ;)


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