Rebranding contest and giveaway!

All rightie, then… I posted this last March and was ready to roll, but then life and lockdown intervened, and I put it on the back burner. But now that it’s summer, I thought I’d post a reminder. The contest is still open because I never got any qualifying entries, so make your pick. Thanks!

Answer a question, win a cool prize

Hello, gentle readers and faithful fans, and pardon the interruption to the theme schedule, but with the start of Daylight Savings Time, and in honor of my recently having passed 200 posts, this is also a good time to do some spring cleaning.

See, I originally named this blog The Word Whisperer because, well, I’d just come off of a decade working for the Dog Whisperer, a lot of that spent as his main content creator and, honestly, interview and article ghost writer and all that.

But we’re now at the point where I haven’t done that for him for a good two years this month, he’s kind of faded from sight, so I need a new thing.

I leave it to you, my dear fans and readers, to tell me what I should rebrand as, and you can do so right here:

You can also offer your own suggestions in addition to voting for the given choices, but if any of your suggestions come in the form of (Thing) Mc(Thing)face, you will be eliminated from the pool of possible winners immediately. Fair warning.

If none of the options wins a clear majority, then there will be a run-off, but here’s some good news. The prize for this round gets awarded no matter the results. Oh yeah. There’s a prize, and it’s this: a copy of Simon Pegg‘s memoir Nerd Do Well. Apparently, fans of my blog are also fans of him, and the winner will be chosen completely at random, so it doesn’t matter if you vote for the final choice. All that matters — like this year — is that you friggin’ vote!

Bonus points: If you share or reblog this post in any way on social media, you’ll get an extra entry, one per share, reblog, retweet, whatever, so you’ll up your odds of winning. Just let me know that you did and send me the link!

Rules: Friends, relatives, and co-workers of Jon Bastian are ineligible to win the prize, and the physical book can only be shipped to the U.S. or Canada. If the winner is in a different country, they have the option of having the booked shipped to them via an Amazon gift order in their place of residence, or of receiving an Amazon gift card or PayPal payment of equivalent value, currently US$ 9.99 retail, except where such transfers are prohibited by local or international law. 

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