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What’s in a name? Also, where am I?

If you’re reading this post on, it probably looks a little weird. That’s because it’s intended to be read on, the all new URL and name of this site! Eventually you’ll be automatically redirected to the new location, but it’s still slightly under construction. Consider this to be a soft launch.

So why the change?

Back when I created this blog in 2008, I was the guild leader of a merry band of miscreants named Machiavellis Cat. I wanted to write about World of Warcraft and guild management, so … Herding Cats! The podcast was also originally conceived to be guild-oriented, with different members coming on each episode to talk about their interests, so that was named Cat Context. (Giving context from Cats, see? See?)

Of course, I didn’t stick to writing about WoW, and I stepped down as guild leader in 2011. While Herding Cats was a very appropriate name at the time, it was a pretty terrible choice if I cared anything about Search Engine Optimization or branding. (Which I only do the tiniest bit, but still.) And, to be frank, Cat Context was never a great name. I can’t even tell you how many people have said to me, “Oh, I didn’t know you had a podcast about cats!”….

My freelance company was founded in 2012 with the name Totally Legit Publishing, and I am pretty darn happy with that name. So, when I talked with friends, including podcast co-hosts Arolaide and Ellyndrial, about a name change, Totally Legit came up and turned out to be the popular option. And here we are!

This name change is also my way of getting back into blogging again without feeling obligated to maintain a focus on MMOs or even games. Yes, I’ll still be writing about them sometimes, because I still play almost every day. (WoW: Legion and Fallout 4 at the moment, but there is a certain Bioware game out next week and then I’m in space, suckers!) But I’ll also be writing about crafting projects and movies and sharing some of my super amateur photography and .. just stuff that interests me, y’know?

If you were a regular reader of this site — thank you, by the way! — just for the gaming commentary, I understand if this wider focus will not be your bag. But if you have enjoyed my writing in the past, or just wanna see what weird shit Liore is stapling to her walls now… well, I think you’ll continue to be entertained.


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  • Reply
    March 16, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    I’m happy to see you blogging again. Wider focus rocks, especially if this means you’ll write more often. When I made my transition from WoW blogging to wider topics, it made me happier, even though it also meant I lost my readership. Which then made me lose my writing mojo. I just regained it by creating a German mirror of my site, and I am so happy to be writing again.

    TLDR; Happy you’re back, will always read! Unless it’s about horror movies or games, it’s a genre I will only read, never watch, brrr.

    • Reply
      Jessica Cook
      March 16, 2017 at 2:34 pm

      Yay, thanks Kadomi! I’m glad you’ve found a place to write that satisfies the itch. And you have full permission to skip any and all horror movie posts. ;)

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