Back after a long hiatus.I was stuck up with some unimportant work.Excuses apart, I also changed my blog site name from “smellslikeanil” to “smacksofanil” during this period.
A short journey back in time to tell you people, why I decided to change the name.
On a routine morning at office, I was discussing with my colleague whom I will for convenience call Mr A,this not so routine topic of having a blog name for my site . I wanted a name which would reflect unambiguously the taste of topics I would plan to choose and write on and which would reflect my way and style of looking at things.
He told me was in the same spot of bother when he had started his blog and that he had named it “SmellsLikeCalvinSpirit” , the ardent Calvin fan that he is.The discussion ended there as we had to attend a ubiquitous meeting.
Days later when I finally started my blog site, without even a speck of doubt, without even giving it a second thought,I named it “Smellslikeanil”, It was as if the name was there in my mind all the while.It was the best name I could ever think of, a name which in three simple words epitomized everything I wanted to say about my blog site.It seemed like a panacea which I supposed would match the style and make an impression towards all topics that I would write in the near and distant future.
And so it was, I even wrote the first two blogs that you can read below under that name.But the name was not to be,something very strange happened last week that took me by surprise.My dear colleague Mr A thought that I had hijacked the name and that it was pure plagiarism on my part to have named my blog site so.Though he did not put it in exact words, his disappointment was palpable.
Though not my intentions to hijack the name, the name had just stuck to me subconsciously ; I did not make any efforts to justify my position, I did not say a word.But I did not like the feeling of having my blogs with that name anymore.And I had to change it.
But now thinking of a name became all the more difficult.I was left with no other option than to rack my brains to come up with an alternate word, a word which could ultimately capture the idea that the blogs reflected my views, reflected my idealism, reflected my standpoint on issues, reflected me. And thus re-christened it “Smacksofanil”. This was the closest I could come and now the name has grown on me.I have come to like it,infact liking it more than the original.
What now, wait , there is another colleague , Mr B coming here …….