Audience Participation

JULY 9th, 2008 by RYAN

So I have this weird thing I do. It's similar to a habit many people (myself included) have that involves eating each type of food on a plate once at a time. Not in any particular order, just very separately. This tangential "weird thing" I'm speaking of has a direct impact on my website update frequency, so I'm trying to overcome it. The behavior in question is that I alternate Modes of Productivity. For example, early last week was Guitar Mode. I improved my ability with the instrument quite notably, learned several new songs, trussed it, adjusted the string action, played with several tunings, and learned a few tricks to tremolo more effectively. After that, I dropped the guitar from my thoughts completely and picked up my Xbox controller. I blew through the remaining side missions on GTA4 and Ninja Gaiden 2. Then I briefly went back to music, picked out a new Type O Negative album (because I'm now searching for music with baritone guitars). This music stint served as a transition between console gaming and PC gaming, as I picked Diablo 2 back up and quickly found Elona, an interesting Roguelike that is kind of like NetHack with a real story. I then went into News Junkie mode for a bit, before realizing I hadn't updated this site in a while.

So now here we are. I'm including an "Add This" button so that you can easily bookmark posts you'd like to return to, and share the best and brightest of my work with the online community of your choice. Please let me know if it works properly.

Concerning the website as well, I am having difficulty with two decisions. First, I'd like to set down a firm update schedule, but how often should it be? Twice a week? Thrice? Once? Three times a day; at breakfast, lunch, and dinner? Please provide your suggestions and arguments in the comments below. Yes, I know you don't want to. Do it anyway.

The second decision is the naming of the website. It can't be ryan.isbell-family.com forever. Well, it can, but I want a "real" name so that I have potential for commercial growth. I'm not really anticipating commercial growth, but it'll certainly never happen if I don't take the first steps. So, please also argue for what you think would be a good name for this site. It should be simple, catchy, and marketable, but also unique. VirusInstaller.com is funny, but no one would ever want to go there.

Discuss!