I get a lot of people who write and tell me that they like the title of my blog, “Bibliosaurus Text.” Some say it made them smile, others just tell me they like it, and I appreciate every one of these. I came up with the name by brainstorming with my boyfriend, then googling each idea to see if somebody was already using it. When I saw that Bibliosaurus Text wasn’t taken, I bought the domain name. It was only after that that I began my blog.
Imagine my surprise when I saw an @… on twitter to another person who had NEARLY an identical name. Only two letters were different. I thought there must be some mistake, and that they mistyped my twitter handle. Except they didn’t. I looked around, and another librarian has taken up Bibliosaurus and uses something else instead of Text. I don’t want to put it up here, as I may encounter her professionally, but it made me sad. I registered my stuff in January this year, and it looks like she started using it in June.
Does the fact that this bugs me make me a bad person? Is this indicative of my desire to not share my toys in the sandbox? Or am I somewhat justified in feeling miffed? I know it’s a big world, I know I’m not anywhere near being the focus of most other people, but I’m bummed. Has anybody else gone through this and have advice and/or insight?