For the writing assignment today my challenge is to make sure that I love my title; and if not to change it, or add a tag line.
‘Title’ can be either a noun or a verb. As a noun it means ‘name’ whether it is a book or an essay or a blog or a blog post or a job title, or a store. You get the idea. As a verb it means ‘to give something a name’ as to commit the act of naming something such as a store, a job, a blog post, a blog, an essay or a book etc.
I have before me both a challenge and a choice. Do I like the blog name and/or do I want to change the tag line? If memory serves me correctly I might have possibly written about how the blog name developed. In any event, as it is such a riveting but simple story I guess it bears repeating for those of you who don’t know the story. I’ll begin with the word ‘campo’ ,a Spanish word; it can mean a few different things: country or countryside, field (as in farmer’s field) or other fields when you add a ‘de’ and a description such as an airfield (campo de aviación), or a sports field (campo de deportes) I could go on forever (or for at least half a page) or you could look here for a better idea of the many meanings.
The simple part of it is we live in the campo (vivimos en el campo), in the countryside of Panama and there are also farmer’s fields behind us so I guess we also live in the field, or at least on the edge of a couple. We call ourselves campesinos (country peasants) although the locals would refer to us as extranjeros (foreigners). ‘In da’ is a take on ‘In the’, I don’t remember whether I was trying to be hip or gangsta I just liked the look of the words together.
My tagline to the right of the title describes who and where I am; A Girl, a Guy and Dos Gatos Living in Panama. I could change it to say “An Older Woman, An Older Man and Two Cats Living in Panama”. Or how about “Two Cats and Their Servants in Small Town Panama” or “Two Sleep Deprived Humans and Two Cats in Panama”? Is my tagline clever and pithy (meaning short and sweet), I don’t know. I also don’t know that saying my blog name will ever amount to a rhyme that is good enough to put to music and sing, even to tipico music. I’m open to suggestions and comments of how I’m saying my blog name and tagline in the campo.