A movie trailer full of backstabbing and family drama played during “Shear Genius” reruns last weekend, and halfway through, I thought, Hey, this doesn’t look bad. And then the name popped up–Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys–and I thought, Ugh. Nevermind.
My best friend Tracey sent me a link to an entry Kate Harding wrote about the rewards and curses associated with naming your blog after yourself a couple of months ago, and it really got me to thinking. I mean, it’s not like I expect Katie Ett to become a household name any time soon (although look at the way it just rolls off your tongue like one word), but I make no secret about the fact that I want to be
(Like, if it takes me creating an affiliate program with iPods and plasma TVs as payouts to get you to tell five of your friends about me, I’m not above that.)
I wrote to my blog-godfather, Aaron, and he said, “You could be really clever about it, and spell your name phonetically. ‘KT Ett’s Unapologetically Mundane (Like KT Tunstall, only Less Musical and More Mundane)’. That way, you’re protecting yourself from cyberbullying AND getting your full name out there.” But ultimately, I’m too narcissistic for even that.
So my name is hanging out nonchalantly above my banner now. It may turn all of my bitterest enemies away from a blog they might otherwise not hate–much like seeing Tyler Perry’s name attached to any movie automatically means I’ll go to great lengths to avoid seeing it–but maybe it’ll make one person remember who I am.
Plus, I’ve always really liked the idea of having a nonviolent-but-creepy-all-the-same stalker, so I’m cutting out half the work for you.