I’ve been toying with the idea of a tag line, or a subtitle, for a while, but didn’t start to panic until I read Jennine’s IFB newsletter on the necessity of one.
So I’m testing some.
Last week I had “literate style” under my banner head. Somehow that seemed a little prim. I don’t want something too academic sounding, something that evokes the MLA stylebook, for instance, but maybe this one was appropriate?
This week I have "'too intellectual' for Vogue since 1996." This one may read like self-deprecating egotism (huh?), so I added a little context to the “about me” section. It is “true,” so I like that.
I suppose I could also have a rotating tagline, but would that be confusing?
Any reaction to any of these possibilities?