I know, I know. It's like saying you don't like the name of your child. But you picked it, and you have to take responsibility.
When I started to blog, in 2009, I didn't do that much research on how to name a blog. The name "Ramblin' with AM" reminded me of a radio show of my youth. I do write about anything that crosses my mind. My initials are "AM".
So here I am, almost six years later, with Title Envy.
There are certain blogs, certain books, certain stories, that have titles so perfect- or so different, that you just HAVE to check them out.
If there was a Best Title Causing Envy Award, my nominations would be as follows.
Best Blog Titles
Vomiting Chicken. Yes. This blogger owns chickens. She also blogs about so many other things. And, two of her grown daughters blog, too. It's a farm blog! It's a family blog! It's a blogging dynasty!
Cut the Crap Solutions She blogs to teach and delight. She does both.
Best Book Titles (and yes, I've read these books).
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - possibly the best book written in the 20th century.
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Phillip K Dick. Phillip K. Dick is an experience. Go treat yourself. (This sounds vaguely dirty, but it's not.)
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story, by John Berendt. You will want to visit Savannah, Georgia after reading this book. I did. Twice.
|Waving Girl Statue, Savannah, Georgia|
Best Short Story Titles (I've read the first one. I haven't read the second one)
The Lottery by Shirley Jackson (possibly the best short story written in the 20th century).
A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O' Conner
Perfect titles. Great writing. I can only aspire to both.
If you were a judge in a Title Envy Contest, which titles would you choose?
Linking back to Write Tribe and a shout out to my other blogging challenges - the Ultimate Blog Challenge and the Ultra Blog Challenge.