Salty & Sweet — Insights & Feedback

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Last week we discussed User Names so it follows quite naturally that we should be talking about Blog Titles this time.

Dr. Tanya is raising more questions related to my specialty (I am what is known in academia as an “information scientist” — a very basic description would be: specialists & experts in making information easily accessible for humans; I could go into far more detail, but that should be good enough for the purposes of this post / Dr Tanya’s extended questionnaire).

First, for Dr. Tanya to consider for next week: In my opinion, this is by no means the end of the line. She could perhaps even extend her line of thinking indefinitely, perhaps starting with blog post titles, domain names, tag names, category names, the use of HTML meta “keywords”, etc. (image names? heading names? …? )

In this vein, I would like to refer to an article I wrote a while back about the relationship between content and containers: Introduction to Rational Media: Content vs. Container (

The quick & easy takeaway from that article specifically for Dr. Tanya’s questions is: you do not need to limit yourself to writing in only one context — you can liberate yourself and write with reference to many contexts! In order to do that, you will need to identify (and name) each context.

The universe is big — and there is definitely no shortage of contexts!

Note that you can also share one context among many people. If / When you do so, you form a community of (shared) context.

Exciting guest posts happening soon on this blog!

Guest post, Just for fun

Samantha Henthorn Finds The Right Words

Hello from Bury on this Thursday afternoon. Now that serialising Curmudgeon Avenue has come to an end, I have been asking if anyone would like to guest post on my blog to talk about character and title names. And to illustrate bits of book number two of Curmudgeon Avenue The Harold and Edith Adventures I cannot contain myself about the talented folks who have already said yes.

Illustrations coming soon from Lyndsey Prince at


Here is a sketch Lyndsey Prince did of Wantha Rose, my sassy Mancunian character in the Curmudgeon Avenue series.

Kerry Howarth, at has very kindly offered to illustrate a chapter. I predict big things, she is so talented. Please give her a follow on her Instagram, here is a snippet Seven from Stranger Things:

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