Tuesday, February 23, 2016

BBBC #23

This post is part of the blogger challenge titled BBBC. Today's topic is:

23. Meaning behind your blog name.

My blog has the unimaginative name of Richard's Page because I have no imagination. At least I am in good company. I originally started a blog somewhere back in 2004 or 2005 on a platform hosted by the university as part of a wellness program. It was moved to another platform hosted by the Juneau campus then the program continued but they didn't want these personal blogs hosted on university resources. I just started on Blogger because it was available, the price was right (free) and they supported custom domains. Blogger requires you to come up with a blog name and that's about all I could think of.

At the time, I was also running several WordPress instances including one on my home server, www.machida.us, for several years and thought about just moving the blog to one of those hosts. But decided that there were too many security issues not just with WordPress but just having the home server. I was logging about 10k login attempts/day and didn't like that they were just consuming bandwidth. Since then, I've shut down all of the WordPress instances and haven't looked back.


  1. Simplicity is often underrated. The name works well. And it fits you. LOL.

  2. The name met Google's requirements though it really is only needed to have a unique blogspot.com name. Since I'm using a custom domain, it really didn't matter and that was how I viewed the requirement.