The Bug Geek

Insects. Doing Science. Other awesome, geeky stuff.

A facelift for Fall To Climb?

Clearly I spend way too much time on the internet and blogging and/or thinking about blogging, because the subject at the forefront of my brain right now is the name or “brand” of this blog (unless my advisor is reading this, in which case he should stop reading and go back to whatever he was doing, safe in the knowledge that I am utterly consumed with thoughts of Kug beetles. Seriously. My desk is covered with them at this very moment. Go back to work.)

Now, for the rest of you: I want people to easily find and read this blog. I want to spread entomo-goodness far and wide.  I want to expand my readership and the people in my network, because, frankly, I keep finding more awesome people and things to read out there. I’m very aware that the number of Canadian-based insect blogs is not exactly hefty, and I think it’s time for Canuks to step up and get noticed (because, like, we have bugs too, eh?).

See? A bug! From Canada! Ok, not a bug, a fly (maybe Dryomyza anilis - thanks Morgan!)...but it's definitely an insect!

The name of this blog was selected years ago when I had no idea what the blog would be about. Now that I’ve got a bit of a “thing” going here, it’s clear that the name “Fall to Climb” has little to do with the blog’s current persona.

So I’m thinking, perhaps it’s time for a change.

BUT. If a change means losing touch with the people that I know and love RIGHT NOW, I’m not sure I’m willing to take the risk.

So, please humor me, people I know and love.  What do you all think?

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18 responses to “A facelift for Fall To Climb?

  1. Morgan Jackson September 27, 2011 at 3:30 PM

    WOOT for Canadian Insect Blogs! And for awesome fly photos! Although I’m fairly stumped on what this fly is… #embarrassing

  2. TGIQ September 27, 2011 at 3:51 PM

    LOL! I was hoping you’d know and tell me 😛

  3. Alex Wild September 27, 2011 at 3:55 PM

    I think you should call it “Beetles in the Brush” and confuse the hell out of everyone.

    • TGIQ September 27, 2011 at 4:13 PM

      LULZ! I’m totally going to!!!! (Shh, no one tell Ted!)

      • Ted C. MacRae September 28, 2011 at 12:15 AM

        I object! 🙂

        How about “Myrmecas” (you know, feminine ending…)

        Seriously, a blog name change is kind of a big deal, but I wouldn’t worry too much about whether existing readers will follow or not – even blogs that change domains but not their name encounter the same issues (I did this a couple years ago). You’re doing this for you (or should be), so set things up the way you like best. If others like it, they’ll follow – if they don’t, well it really doesn’t matter what others like.

  4. George Sims October 1, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Whatever you decide, I hope I can still refer to you affectionately as “My dear Geeky”.

  5. TGIQ October 1, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Alright, a facelift is in the works. Thanks for the love, everyone (well, everyone except the one random person who thinks I suck – that hurt, man, that reaaaally hurt. I cried a little.)

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