December 08, 2005

Contagionettes? (snicker)

There are different blogging styles, some like to be formal, some journalistic, some are informational and others (like myself) tend to keep it more conversational. I’ve noticed those of us that do the conversational style of posting like to address their readers.

To this point, I’ve always addressed all of you as “readers”. I don’t think this is incorrect, but it feels too formal for me. There are other bloggers that have nicknames for their readers, I kind of like the idea of coming up with a nickname for all of you. I’ve been putting some thoughts into it. Yet I can’t come up with one that not only sounds like something I would say or I like the way it sounds.

I can’t call you minions, because that’s what I call my employees. For a while, I was kicking around calling you the Contagionettes, but I keep laughing every time I typed it. Then I thought of calling all of you sunshine. After a thorough arse kicking I administered to myself, my bruised and battered self decided it was a bad idea.

What do you all think? Do I continue to call you “readers” (which a couple of times I had people think I was calling you breeders) or do you think I should come up with something else to call you? Now, if you say I should come up with something, suggestions would be appreciated. I really don’t want to have to relive that unpleasant experience of trying to shove my foot up my own arse.

Posted by Contagion in Shenanigans at December 8, 2005 12:38 PM | TrackBack

How about:


Posted by: vw bug at December 8, 2005 11:27 AM

My Asthmas? Well, I am asthmatic... :)

Posted by: contagion at December 8, 2005 11:56 AM

how about spores?

Posted by: caltechgirl at December 8, 2005 12:12 PM

How about your little Contaminants?

Posted by: Oddybobo at December 8, 2005 12:19 PM

I'm thinking henchmen or lackeys.

Posted by: Dr. Phat Tony at December 8, 2005 01:28 PM

i ain't no lackey. I HAVE several, though.

Posted by: caltechgirl at December 8, 2005 01:53 PM

Slackers? Boneheads? Misfits? Stalkers? Voyeurs? Jerks?

Hunh. I'm trying... really. ;-)

Posted by: Bou at December 8, 2005 03:09 PM

You call us "readers"? I thought you refered to us as Motherforkers... ;)

Posted by: Wes at December 8, 2005 03:17 PM

You could always refer to us as sports fans. As in, "Welcome sports fans to another edition of The Miasmatic Review."

Posted by: littlejoe at December 9, 2005 02:47 AM

You may call me Master, King, Lord, or other such appropriate titles.

Posted by: Ogre at December 9, 2005 05:44 AM

Contagionettes sounds too much like Raisinettes to me, and I don't want to be a theater candy.

How about Contaigionnaires? Sorta like Legionnaires, without the disease :-)

Posted by: Harvey at December 10, 2005 08:00 AM