SHTF Blog is rebranding to Survive Doomsday. The site still has the same owner, me, Derrick James. The same rebranding is happening for all associated social media channels. The web address has changed to reflect this. All SHTF Blog articles are now being forwarded to their new Survive Doomsday URL addresses.
Why Rebrand SHTF Blog?
When I started this website back in 2007 there were – literally – only a handful of prepper blogs. In fact, there were still relatively few blogs altogether, and most of those were personal blogs run on Blogger. In the world of online advances, 2007 was a long time ago. A lot has changed in that time.
I always liked the “SHTF” prepper acronym, and I will miss that as part of the brand, but “blog” now feels… outdated. While the same blog still exists, and will continue to exist under Survive Doomsday, to be a successful brand in today’s world you need more than a website. Back in 2007, a blog was all one needed.
Today, social media accounts and video content plays a much bigger role than just a blog. Put simply, the brand has to be much more than just a website now and “blog” does not fit a YouTube channel, TikTok channel, Pinterest page, etc.
Why Survive Doomsday?
I registered SurviveDoomsday.com years ago when I had the idea of creating a survival series of books under the name. That was when I was regularly publishing prepper books under my other prepper business, Prepper Press. I may still develop that series of books, but I’m using the name now for my overarching online prepper presence.
There are a several reasons for Survive Doomsday:
- The name sums up what my content is about. Granted, “doomsday” is a bit extreme, but that’s fine. My content covers simple, short-term survival to more extreme “doomsday” survival.
- It is easy to remember. “SHTF Blog” summarized the blog aspect of the business, but “SHTF” was only understood by preppers already in the know. A casual reader stumbling across the site had no idea what “SHTF” was. I wanted a name that easily summarizes the type of content I publish.
- I love the logo. I always struggled with a “SHTF Blog” logo. For a while I was using a fan icon merged with a radioactive symbol, but that fan logo was shitty (ha ha). I never liked it so then I transitioned to sharing the Prepper Press squirrel logo, which I still like, but that compromised the Prepper Press brand which should remain exclusive to the prepper books I publish. With Survive Doomsday I was able to create a spin off the old Civil Defense logo from the Cold War era. Replace “CD” with “SD” and – *bam* – a great prepper logo!
More of the same great content on the website with an additional focus on adding more video content to the Survive Doomsday YouTube channel. I am in the process of freeing myself up of some other, unrelated obligations to give more attention to prepping and producing prepping content. The need for personal prepping is greater than ever before, and while there are now countless prepper content producers writing articles and making videos, I like to think that my perspective is of value to many.
Stay tuned for more to come!
Could you please define what you mean by “doomsday”?
Doomsday = when “shit hits the fan”.
It is confusing. SHTF can mean many things. Doomsday sounds like the end of the world. Is that what you see or do you think that Doomsday is just a traumatic event that leads to a restructuring of how we live? I don’t see “end of the world” as survivable unless your spiritual life is in order. Chaos that restructures society is probably survivable by at least some. Is that what you are talking about?
What Steve said.
I like the change. Even tho “Surviving Biden” might unfortunately end up being more appropriate in the short term.
Thanks for the feedback.
Congrats on the sites name change; like the “CD to SD” play. Not much of a fan of YouTube videos or most other videos. Love your written articles on timely info. Please keep them coming too – thanks. God Blessings on ALL you do for Our Community.
Honestly, I’d rather write than make YouTube videos. I’m more comfortable behind a keyboard than I am in front of a camera, but… fewer people are reading now.
I like both print and video. But it’s true that due to either time contraints or whatever, many people prefer a video now and then. As Confucius said, a picture is worth a thousand words.
I agree w/ the Pic analogy. Articles actually are faster for me and allow me to add the info to archives, for latter reference. A lot of the videos are fluff and can take awhile to get to the point i. e. meat of the info presented.