When I started Tehachapiltdownman I was a newsman, Romenesko addict and AJR reader. And so when I started my blog, even though I followed the lead of blogging friends and made it personal in topic, I had a desire to produce something of journalistic value. Thus the name Tehachapiltdownman.
Tehachapi because I was in the know in Tehachapi. I could let readers know things before they would otherwise know. I could be the city's inside source.
Piltdown Man because I felt like a fraud and was not sure I would provide my blog with any follow-through. I didn't know where blogging would take me, but I felt like I was moving onto ground where I did not belong.
The name was awkward and confusing and I never really liked it, although it has grown on me some. But as Lady Steed and I are preparing to leave Tehachapi and as I have never been Mr Eye-on-Tehachapi, I can no longer delay changing the name.
One thing that has kept this name change a long time in coming is that the name I want to give it, Safety First!, has an accompanying graphic that I cannot find anywhere. My favorite second choice is Ample Portions.
Next time I post I will reveal the new name of the late great Tehachapiltdownman. Your thoughts are most certainly welcome.