ANAL TAR: bad idea

If you have been a reader of my blog for anything longer than a minute then you know I am a designer. What you might not know is I also do marketing consulting.

This is an example of where I will be heading with the new blog when I move to In addition to all of the other random coolness I post I am going to be posting a ton more on design and marketing for the church. So this is only the beginning.

You are probably wondering what is the deal with the title. I am moving from cecworship to a hosted blog at within the next month, after I get it looking cool.

Moving is easy, but coming up with a name I liked that would not completely throw people off is tough.

Thanks to this community I have decided to go with, but you didn’t see any of the others I went through.

The #1 name I wanted to use was “an altar. com”. I think of my site as my altar to God. A place I can document His greatness in my life. The problem was when typed in a browser it reads ANAL Yikes! Can’t use that.

So for my first tip in marketing and choosing a name:

Make sure that when it is written out in multiple applications that it still works or you could have ANAL TAR.

The best example of this kind of error is from Saurday Night Live. Sean Connery on celeb jeopardy says “I’ll take the rapists for $200 alex.” and the category is THERAPISTS.

Take a look at your choices in names and how they relate to context. Watch out for anal tar.


14 responses to “ANAL TAR: bad idea”

  1. Chris Avatar

    Hmmm.. I wonder if is registered??

    Actually.. I don’t want to know.

  2. Chris Moncus Avatar

    Good catch. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. klampert Avatar

    ha ha…butt splicer…that pic is so funny to me…cus you need butt splicer if you have used anal tar…

    uh…sorry. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Alastair Vance Avatar

    Here’s a question for you. Are you going to have the blog at or just ??

  5. klampert Avatar

    just Having it as a subdomain would mean I woul have to do something with the rest of the site. I will have a page with my music and design etc. but honestly the site is my blog…

    I think if I was a ouring musician I would do it at /blog because that would not be main part of the site

  6. kenrick Avatar

    yeah too bad the domain for pen island is already taken ๐Ÿ˜›

  7. Tyler Avatar

    domain names are funky with no spaces sometimes. good example.

  8. Emery Hicks Avatar

    wow close call.

  9. Jay Sellers Avatar

    Too funny. My wife (Leslie Brooke) just drooled all over herself laughing so hard.

  10. atxm Avatar

    I thought ANAL TAR was all about bringing people together and making them stick.. lol

  11. worshipcity Avatar

    Haha, I love the Celebrity Jeopardy reference!!
    Norm McDonald’s Burt Reynolds always had me cracking up!!

    And kudos on the catch!!

  12. Steve"The Czar" Patton Avatar

    You should call your design site “”

  13. Steve"The Czar" Patton Avatar

    Or, since you exchange ideas with experts you should call it Experts Exchange “”

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