What’s in a Name?

I have been kicking around the idea of starting a blog for a couple of years, but with this post am jumping in feet first. One of the reasons it has taken me so long to begin blogging is I could never commit to a name. Generally, the names I came up with were too restrictive and locked me into too specific a topic. I did not realize the problem with one name until after I had registered the domain and realized it was a dirty word in Dutch. To have reaped the benefits of blogging earlier I should have damned the naming torpedoes and proceeded at full speed ahead, but am glad I did not because I am exceedingly pleased with the name I finally selected: Steele Bit.

Steele Bit covers everything I want my blog to be about. I imagine that some posts are going to be personal in nature, including my last name covers that. That said bit is the more interesting part of the name.

The word bit is fun because it has a long list of definitions. I use it here primarily because the relation bits have to technology. I intend to focus my writing on programming and related topics. Further, as a card carrying geek I will not be able to keep myself from posting on new technology. Finally, the word bit invokes the sense of something small which is to say I do not intend to be unnecessarily verbose in my posts.

In summary Steele Bit will primarily be a blog about programming, a smattering of technology, and with a bit (see what I did there) of personal anecdotes thrown in for good measure.


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