Well I just got a bit of advice from the venerable Douglas Cole. From a replay he gave me from his current GURPS Day article on his excellent blog Gaming Ballistic! (Go read it NOAW!) he said: "One thing I will point out is that while being self-deprecating is OK for interpersonal relationships, it works best if you're (a) awesome, and (b) well known. It's one thing for Michael Jordan to say
"yeah, I played basketball OK." It's another for
me to say it. If you're trying to gain readership on a blog - and you
are - and your selling point is "I'm Unoriginal" and also "I'm writing
for a game that fills no more than 3-5% of the RPG market" you're doing
yourself no favors.
So, calling it GURB - Generic Universal
Roleplaying Blog is a nice play on words. It's informative, anyone who
knows GURPS will know what you're saying, and those that don't (or play
other games) might come in because your blog might be Generic and
Universal. (With a name like that, I'd see what system agnostic advice
you can pull out of each post, FWIW. It's why my blog - Gaming BALLSTIC -
has a bunch of firearms stuff on it and is firearm themed in its
descriptions. You give the audience what they expect, at least
Definitely some good food for thought.
You see, I'm not good with coming up with titles for my works. I kinda suck as it so when it came time to come up with a name for my blog I said, "Oh screw it!" and just used the first semi-funny title that popped in my head. I really didn't think too deeply into how it would "brand me" and Mr. Cole is right... not a good idea if I want my blog to grow.
For now I'm getting rid of the Unoriginal "gag" and changing my blogs name to The Generic Universal Roleplaying Blog! Though I might change my blogs name completely in the future. As it is my blogs name sends the message that my site is going to be more, "anything goes" and will be more about GURPS as a whole. I do plan on going over the system and its rules and why I like it but for the most part my posts are going to largely be more along the lines of Plasma Guns, Re-Energized! where I give my readers ways to stat up the custom gear that they want for their games while at the same time matches RAW as closely as possible.
So sorry about my rocky start, hopefully I'll be able to iron out the wrinkles and nail down the message I want my blog to send out.