If GIMP cannot do it, you could use ImageMagick:
# First ensure the package is installed:
sudo apt-get install imagemagick
sudo pacman -Sy imagemagick
convert input.png -dither FloydSteinberg -colors 65536 -depth 16 output.png
If you don't want dithering, replace -dither FloydSteinberg with +dither to disable it.
For some reason, when working with ...
So if you're going to do drawings of heads or hats, or anything else representative of people, it needs to be 2 of them.
Magnifying glass is wrong for social media marketing. It's micro, whereas social media marketing is macro.
Pen nib is wrong. Too narrow.
The hats ideas show most promise, and are the best analogy, because a social media ...
Try exporting to 220x80px (aka 2x or even higher at 330x120) and upload that. If the theme has hardcoded the logo size, it will appear in the same size, but with better details on modern screens, like Retina or HiDPI displays.
Or export to SVG (vector format) and try to upload that. Not sure if WP allows that.
Okay I'll supply my short, image free, answer ... :)
No, it is not inherently bad if the underlying meaning of any logo is not picked up on in a conscious manner.
Logos don't have to consciously convey anything... it's all about subconscious interpretation. As long as the impression the logo makes is favorable, it makes absolutely no difference that ...
You're making a common novice mistake. Trying to be clever and not having the execution skills to follow through. You also don't need a symbol for such a short name, and the 1 in the symbol for a company which actually has a 2 in the name is begging for confusion.
A word mark would be the best approach, so just spell out 2-bit in Helvetica XBold and be done ...
Your customers don't have to understand your name. Your customers don't have to understand your logo. Your customers do have to remember both. To make it easier to remember you'll typically make a logo that relates to the name.
The most important thing though is that its memorable. Any reasoning behind it quite honestly doesn't matter.
A mentor of mine ...
Yes, customers need to understand a logo, especially with a new first-contact, never-seen-this-before logo. They will — in time — recognize it after seeing it repeatedly, but it still needs to make sense for anyone looking at it for the first time. Some possible reactions looking at your "idea":
is this really a "b"?
does it look like a "ten"?
where's the "...
Do my potential customers need to understand the “meaning” of a logo?
If a 100% understanding is not achieved graphically, at least it should have a hint of the meaning.
Do my potential customers need to recognize my logo?
As in everything, I think it's about reaching a balance, if it turns in favor of one of the two options, much better for ...