East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai

Original, on topic, impossible to misspell


Despite my continuing PC problems, I felt like sharing a good laugh with my readers.

tumblr_lymilaeYLF1r421yoo1_500Back when I was working on this blog, before launch, I spent some time thinking about the name.
The rule of thumb is, give your blog a name that’s original, on-topic and impossible to misspell.
It took me some time but finally I hit on a concept (the caravanserai, the place where travellers meet, rest and trade stories) and a suitably original name.
Yes, there’s a hotel out there with the same name.
And a minimal spelling difference would have taken you to a supplier of belly dance costumes and accessories.
But let’s just say that Karavansara is a good name.
Easy to remember.
Or so I thought.

Yesterday, I found this blog listed as Karavansahara.
Now that would have been a great name!
It would have opened the whole of North Africa as a possible topic for my posts!
I mean… Sahara… North Africa… would have been good.
And I’m pretty sure there’s no other blog with a name like that.

What a missed opportunity!

In other topics: another good rule of thumb is, try to get my blog name right if you want me to take your criticism seriously.

Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

3 thoughts on “Original, on topic, impossible to misspell

  1. It used to happen all the time with my nickname as well.

    But honestly, I haven’t picked the easiest one to spell out ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Pingback: Changes | Karavansara

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