Sunday, April 12, 2009

Why did you name your blog what you did?


This post is inspired by Fabulously Broke In The City’s explanation of why her blog is called what it’s called under a post titled “About FB: My Blog Name And How I Got It”.

So I decided I would do a similar blog entry and explain to you all how I ended up calling my blog what I did.


“The Money Blog” came from the fact that the very first personal finance blog that I read and followed was Jonathan’s My Money Blog. And I’m a film student so I wanted my blog name to sound like a movie title. So the word “Revisited” was added. This comes from a mix of “Apocalypse Now Redux” and “Brave New World Revisited”.

I have to mention the movie title “Apocalypse Now Redux” as an early inspiration because my blog was actually for a short while named “The Money Blog Redux”. But I quickly changed this as this seemed a bit grim and gloomy for a blog title (mostly because it constantly was giving me associations to Marlon Brando, Vietnam and Napalm strikes) so I decided to change this.

“Brave New World Revisited” is the title of a book by Aldous Huxley that I remember seeing some eight years ago that is a non-fiction work discussing his fiction work “Brave New World”.

Both “Apocalypse Now Redux” and “Brave New World Revisited”, however, are retrospective attempts to look at something in the past with newer eyes.

I liked this whole idea of “returning” to the money blog with a new perspective – my own.

So that’s it, I guess. That’s how I came up with the name for this blog in front of you :)


Oh, and as a little extra, I can tell you that the quote on top “It’s all about bucks, kid. The rest is conversation” is from the 1987 movie Wall Street (I’m a film student, remember :) that I grew up with and loved. My brother’s a businessman today and this movie and our generation’s fascination with 80’s yuppies back then when we were kids definitely played no small role in that, on the contrary ;)


So what about your blog? Why did you name your blog what you did?


4 comments to "Why did you name your blog what you did?"

J. Money said...
April 14, 2009 at 1:45 AM

ooooh i'm digging this post idea! thx for sharing and getting inspired ;)

DH said...
April 14, 2009 at 4:31 AM

Hi J. Thanks loads for stopping by! And thanks for the cool comment!

I'm looking forward (actually, really looking forward, lol :) to hearing how you got your blog name.

I will definitely be staying tuned. See you over at your "place"! :)

Fabulously Broke said...
April 20, 2009 at 11:21 PM

Wow, thanks! :)

I am honoured to have been an inspiration.

Btw,.. want to be interviewed? email me please!!!

brokeinthecity @ gmail dot com

DH said...
April 21, 2009 at 7:22 PM

Hi FB! :)

Don't mention it :) I love your blog. Thanks for the inspiration! :) You've written tons of great posts up there! :)

Will be sending you an e-mail as soon as I get off this comment box :)

I'll be talking to you :) Bye for now, DH :)

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