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#1  Tex2002ans 05-29-2018, 10:14 PM
I've been posting on MobileRead for more than 6 years now (how time flies), and I'm almost hitting my 1000 post milestone!

Now I need some help from the MobileRead community.

I have two ideas for new blogs, and I am the worst at coming up with good names.

Blog #1

This will be a technical blog discussing the nitty-gritty details of ebooks.

It will be a compilation of all my ebook knowledge on various topics.

There will be in-depth technical posts such as:

The blog will also include links to things that ebook creators would find interesting:

Every post will include detailed discussion and references to my backlog of MobileRead posts.

Blog #2

This will analyze books/authors/series using a variety of methods:

and point out any other interesting stats that appear.

Words/Characters per Sentence

For example, I could compare Words per Sentence across a series:

Brandon Sanderson's epic fantasy series, Stormlight Archive books (Books #1-3):

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Another epic fantasy, Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time (Books #1-3):

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George R.R. Martin's A Dance with Dragons (Book #5 of A Song of Ice and Fire):

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Or a popular science fiction book, Andy Weir's The Martian:

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Top 50 Words to Start a Sentence

Or take the first 3 books in the Wheel of Time:

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Book #1	Book #2	Book #3
25586	Total	22482	Total	20586	Total
2332	The	1963	The	1718	The
2006	He	1623	I	1546	I
1204	I	1450	He	1302	He
817	Rand	868	She	931	She
694	It	670	It	617	It
625	You	663	You	586	You
594	A	607	Rand	483	And
472	She	467	And	449	A
441	And	415	A	369	If
441	They	410	They	357	But
403	But	389	If	313	There
392	If	384	There	310	Egwene
365	His	365	But	309	They
340	Mat	289	We	308	What
339	There	274	What	260	Perrin
301	What	270	No	217	No
273	We	237	Egwene	215	Mat
263	No	205	That	204	Nynaeve
245	Not	197	His	202	That
238	Perrin	190	Nynaeve	200	We
224	In	176	As	197	His
216	As	170	Not	182	Light
211	Moiraine	153	Mat	173	Her
209	When	151	Loial	169	As
205	That	146	Hurin	158	For
197	Egwene	142	Her	144	Not
194	For	141	In	141	When
160	All	138	Ingtar	135	Why
159	With	126	Even	128	Do
158	Even	126	When	121	Elayne
155	Lan	121	For	120	Perhaps
144	At	118	All	118	Even
140	Well	118	Moiraine	116	Moiraine
138	Nynaeve	118	With	106	Rand
126	Its	117	This	102	One
126	This	115	Light	102	This
122	Maybe	110	Why	101	In
119	Her	104	One	96	With
118	Some	103	Perrin	89	Burn
118	Then	101	How	85	Or
116	Why	99	At	83	How
107	One	97	Do	83	Well
107	Thom	95	Well	82	All
104	How	93	Min	78	At
103	Just	87	Yes	77	Yes
99	Master	85	Verin	68	Are
97	Im	84	Its	68	Thom
96	Light	84	Then	66	Now
95	Only	77	So	65	Some
90	Or	76	Perhaps	65	Then
And I want to preemptively thank everyone for any and all suggestions.

This community has meant so much to me over the past six years, it completely transformed my life, and I can't wait to get the ball rolling on these two projects.
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#2  Penforhire 05-30-2018, 04:55 PM
A few for #1 --
Breaking Down the Digital Word
Love Words to Bits (or just 'Words to Bits')
E-Book Wrangler
Byte Your E-Book
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#3  Pablo 05-30-2018, 05:17 PM
For Blog #1

Behind the text
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#4  Tex2002ans 05-30-2018, 08:31 PM
For Blog #2, BetterRed recommended this:

Lingo Metrics

I think it's fantastic.

Blog #1:

Thanks so much for the suggestions Pablo + Penforhire.

"Words to Bits" sounds great!

But doing a search on Google, you get flooded with hundreds of thousands of hits on programming. I'm thinking it would be hard to find a blog through that jungle.
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#5  gmw 05-31-2018, 10:13 AM
Words to the Wise

EWords to EBooks

That one led to:

Ew, did I really say that?

Wonder Words


I'm not convinced you need two separate blogs, although I guess it depends on how often you think you'll be able to maintain both.
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#6  Hitch 05-31-2018, 10:27 AM
Quote gmw
Words to the Wise

EWords to EBooks

That one led to:

Ew, did I really say that?

Wonder Words


I'm not convinced you need two separate blogs, although I guess it depends on how often you think you'll be able to maintain both.
I agree with this. Why not just have a single blog that has categories? Tagging, word clouds, whatever? I mean, from my own experience--and I tried this nearly a decade ago, when it was less crowded than it is now--maintaining ONE blog is a big pain.

EVEN FOR YOU, Tex, and your mind-bogglingly prolific self, snookums. Wouldn't it make more sense to just do different posts on different topics, when you feel like it?

Hitch
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#7  Tex2002ans 05-31-2018, 04:21 PM
Thanks for the suggestions gmw.

Quote gmw
I'm not convinced you need two separate blogs, although I guess it depends on how often you think you'll be able to maintain both.
I see Blog #1 being relatively more general:

My thoughts on ebooks.

I see this appealing to people who hang out in the technical sections of MobileRead, and the occasional fellow traveler (people searching for solution to Problem X, people who like my MobileRead posts, [...]).

So ebook creation + ebook-related topics of interest.

Where Blog #2 will be heavily specialized:

Ripping apart books and looking at stats.

While there would be overlap (many of the technical people would probably be interested in the stats)... this would be more just analyzing specific books.

No coding discussions, not talking about the general ebook-world, etc.

As the body of posts grows, a reader would then be able to look through the specific areas you are interested in:

I think that kind of stuff would just completely clog up Blog #1 if they were both merged. And I (currently) see them as having two distinct readerships.

PS. Speaking of super specific stats stuff, there's the Lord of the Rings Project covering the Lord of the Rings books...

Quote Hitch
EVEN FOR YOU, Tex, and your mind-bogglingly prolific self, snookums. Wouldn't it make more sense to just do different posts on different topics, when you feel like it?
I think that Blog #1 would cover that. Different ebook topics when I feel like it.

PS. I think I get what you're saying... you're saying I need to become even more prolific?
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#8  gmw 06-01-2018, 02:14 AM
I have an awful feeling that the distinction may be more important (and apparent) to you than to your audience. A bit of skipping over items of less interest is common to internet browsing.

If it was me, I'd keep it all on one just to avoid having to come up with two names!
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#9  skb 06-01-2018, 05:38 AM
As someone who has worked with professionally with blogs and websites (maintaining them) for more than a decade*, I heartily agree with gmw, who suggested having one blog.

Websites are hard work. Honestly. So, unless you've got at least 30 posts planned for each and will be actively stockpiling more, consider one blog. It's not as though you've got two totally different topics - they are related. Using tags & categories (and a bit of say, Wordpress whizbangery) you can easily present the information in one blog but keep the content distinct. Also, it could be a cool way of introducing the two topics to each other (e.g. how to nicely display stats etc in HTML).

But content is king. And you'll need lots. If there's not fresh meat often and regular, people just stop coming. Trust me. If I had a valium for every new website I've had to build for someone that "needed" it (instead of incorporating their information into an existing site), I wouldn't want to punch the TV so much when commercials come on. I hate commercials. A lot. Except maybe ones with puppies. And ducks.



* OMG I think it's actually two decades. I'm not sure how that happened!
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#10  Gregg Bell 06-15-2018, 05:39 PM
From the blog name generator https://www.name-generator.org.uk/blog/

Confessions of a Formatting Freak

At the Drop of a Format

Format Got Your Tongue?

Tex 's Not-So-Secret Diary

The Tex Journal
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