As of this week, I own the domain name ClantilyScad.com. Anything scandalousmuffin.wordpress.com will redirect there. I love WordPress’s simple yet highly functional interface for blogging and I hope they continue being awesome.
I also played with the sub-header. It was formerly “Dyslexistentialist Musings of a Misanthropic Twat.” Now it’s “Dyslexistentalist Commentary of the Culturally Incorrect Kind.” [edit: made it even shorter] The truth is, albeit a being a pessimist with a penchant for sarcasm on the internet, I’m actually really a nice person and no one’s ever actually called me a twat.
Does having a domain name give me more legitimacy as a blogger? No, not really. Some of the best blogs have URLs that are dot wordpress or dot blogspot. But domain registration and mapping is pretty cheap these days, and I wanted to claim the eponymous URL before someone else did.
About the Name of the Blog.
Scantily Clad -> Clantily Scad is an example of metathesis, the reversal of consonant sounds in adjacent words.
Dyslexic + Existentialist = Dyslexistentialist is an example of portmanteau, the melding of two words, sound and meaning, into one. It’s a reference to my disorganized writing style and penchant for struggling with the meaning of the everything.
I can’t claim credit for the title. Back in 2008, when I wanted to start a non-autobiographical blog, I asked my friends on Livejournal what it should be named. My friend Sara suggested “Clantily Scad.” I liked the title and so it was. This was my first post ever.
Why is Everything is Sexual Innuendo with You?
I don’t think scantily scad/clantily scad is a necessarily sexual. Or everything is sexual. I don’t know; it’s probably the latter. Freud.
My internet handle, scandalousmuffin, is old. A combination of a couple nicknames from high school. I don’t really like it anymore, but I can assure you, it was not meant as a reference to vagina.
A big search term that people try to find my site is “scad porn.” These people are stupid. “Scad porn” is not a thing. They’re probably thinking of scat porn, because nothing says true love like being covered in human feces. Sorry to disappoint, pervs.
One of the things I’ve been struggling with is what direction I should take with the blog.
I recognize that I don’t have a consistent theme or style. This is probably the primary reason I don’t have a lot subscribers despite certain posts garnering a lot of attention and comments. Some posts are fluffy and others are highly technical. Some are for pure amusement and others tackle serious issues. Some are satirical and others couldn’t be more concrete. Some are simply re-blogs of popular columnists I’m into at the moment and others are autobiographical essays.
Since I was all Freudian earlier, I think I should mention that one things I’ve been thinking of writing more on, but feel would be out of place on the blog is sex. The issue is that I feel like the overlap of people that want to read about Kink and Keynesian Economics in the same blog consists of just me.
It’s evolving. I’ll figure out. I’ll never stop writing.
And to my subscribers/bookmarkers/online stalkers, here’s a picture that I didn’t make but it still applies to you: