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After some consideration, I’ve decided it’s time for this blog to get a new name. When I launched this blog, I wanted a name that would convey who I am as a gamer. I like a wide variety of games, somewhere between the casual and hardcore ends of the spectrum. I have a life, however, and don’t have tons of time to devote to my gaming hobby. I came up with the title Part Time Core Gaming. It was adequate and descriptive, but I’ve never been in love with it. It’s kind of wordy and not very memorable (I often have to stop and think for a second to remember my own url, and if that’s not a sign of a bad brand I don’t know what is).
So after considering a few options, I’ve finally come up with the name Occasional Hero. I think it conveys the same Part Time idea, but will hopefully be easier to remember and a little more fun. I’m working up a logo and possibly some changes to the look, so stay tuned in the coming days!
I’ve heard mixed reviews as to whether subscribers will be carried over when I change domains, so please update your links when the new url comes out. If all else fails, keep an eye on my Twitter account, @ChaosConstant. Old links will be forwarded for a certain period of time, but please update your bookmarks and blogrolls as this won’t happen forever. Thanks to everyone who has been reading my blog. You guys keep me going.
I’m not sure about the practicalities of switching domains or WP names, but you’re right, Occasional Hero is more memorable and less of a mouthful. Also it feels like it gives you the option to write about more topics than gaming if you have a mind to do that in the future. I sometimes wish I’d given myself more flexibility with my blog name as well.
Btw if you haven’t committed to the name, you might want to weigh up PartTimeHero or SometimeHero. The “time” gives it a bit more continuity to my mind, and it maybe leaves more open how much you play.
I am pretty set on the name, but I’ve kept the Part Time Gaming part in the subtitle. I think that’s good enough.