Remember how hard it was to come up with a blog name? (To those of you who didn’t have a hard time, I’m jealous.) Now let’s say you’d like to have your blog name in another language, like Russian, just to give your blog a little more character. Here’s some advice: find a reliable native speaker of the language to help you capture the feel of what you want your blog to say.
Now let’s say you have a plain banner with your blog name in English and Russian (a name that you just found using Babelfish) and you decide that you want a graphic to put beside the name to capture the feel of what you want your blog to look like. You think, “I want a romantic feel.” and you google “romantic images” and slap on a picture that shows up. Hmm…. advice #2: hire a good graphic designer than can capture that feel for you.
Now let’s say instead of a blog, you were opening a coffee shop. Here is an example of someone who opened a coffee shop and did not follow the first line of advice:
And here they are again, neglecting advice #2.
The funny thing is that if I were the coffee-shop-going type, I just might go to this coffee shop in spite of the name. I’ve found many coffee shops in Taiwan to be unique and fun to go to with nice little appetizers and delicious drinks. And you can tell by the entrance landscaping that the owner of this one really cares about his business.
We are enjoying our time here. I had forgotten how incredibly tired I can get when jetlagging.