Silent Cacophony was born a long, long time ago. It was originally a title of a book I tried to write when I was a teenager. This book was going to be the ultimate guide to life; boy was I naïve. It was full of personal observations, stories, anecdotes, commentary, etc. It was quite effectively everything that my blog is today, except that it was on paper.
Recently I have discovered that my blog entries can appear on regular Google searches. At first I was amazed when this happened and I wrote about it here. Then I thought I should Google the title of my blog “Silent Cacophony.”
I was quite disappointed to see that this brilliant title that I have owned in my head for over half of my life, isn’t completely original. In fact, besides my blog, there are two other blogs that have this title. And the worst part is that they are listed above mine on the search results. Here is what I found . . .
http://asilentcacophony.blogspot.com/ – First Google Hit
http://silentcacophony.wordpress.com/ – Second Google Hit (link no longer active)
http://chasemarch.blogspot.com – I’m third in line (now moved to chasemarch.com)
I don’t want to retitle my blog. Silent Cacophony seems like it is mine. I feel like I have a right to it. I just love how well that two-word phrase incorporates everything that writing is about. I first discovered the word “cacophony” during a random dictionary fishing expedition. And of course, being a teenager who loved to play with words the oxymoron “silent cacophony” jumped into my head almost immediately.
I don’t know if I can change the search results so I can be first in every search engine. My blog isn’t as old as the first one listed either. But my old coil notebook version probably predates his.
I want this blog to be the REAL SILENT CACOPHONY but I guess I might have to settle for sharing it with others. Too bad!