Tuesday, February 4, 2014

How to Name a Blog

This post is part of the Blog Everyday in February challenge with Anchored in Love Divine


One of the first steps in deciding to write a blog is deciding what you're going to name it. This name is so important because not only will it set the tone for your ramblings writings, but it will be the first impression people get. Be honest, aren't you more willing to click over and read a blog with a name that grabs your attention?

I didn't really have a nickname or a favorite hobby that I could use for inspiration, and all I knew was that I wanted to write about being a southern sorority girl. I wish I could remember all the possible names I thought up when first creating this little space because some were truly horrific   -> Kites to Kindergarten (representing my sorority and the fact that I wanted to be a kindergarten teacher) is just one example I can remember. 

I still remember the exact moment I decided on my blog name. For some reason, that only God knows, I was talking about James Bond movies with a guy that lived in my dorm. He said his favorite one was From Russia with Love. That was it, I knew it immediately. From Mississippi With Love was the perfect name; it showed my southern roots but wasn't too broad. And as I've mentioned before I'm proud to be from the Magnolia State. 

Right after that conversation I went to my computer and checked to make sure there wasn't already a From Mississippi With Love floating around somewhere in the blog world. And immediately started creating my blog complete with a orange, cream, and magenta theme, which now looking back on was just as terrible as it sounds.

Luckily this site has gone through a ton of few changes since I first started blogging way back in 2010. When I decided to start back blogging this past June I contemplated creating a whole new blog with a whole new name, but ultimately decided to just delete all my previous posts instead. I knew this time I wanted to make blogging a permeant fixture in my life and wanted a name that would still make sense after 5 years. Staying in Mississippi forever is not part of my life plan, but keeping Mississippi in me forever is part of my plan. I just love this state too much to think that there will ever be a time when I don't hold it dear in my heart, no matter where I physically call home. I am Mississippi, and we like this blog are not perfect, but rather a work in progress aspiring to be something great.

Glossy Blonde


4 comments:

  1. its kinda hard some times to name your blog and give it a name you would want to stick with.

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  2. I don't remember how I came up with Travel Babbles. I love it for now, as my blog documents our travels and all of my babbles, but I often wonder what will happen when we're no longer moving multiple times per year!

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  3. Choosing a blog title can be tough, but when you choose the right one, it's only up from there! I'm also participating in this challenge - such a great way to write every day!

    sydney
    everydaysouthernprep.blogspot.com

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  4. I started out blogging with a completely different name, then eventually found my niche and changed over to the name I have now! It's hard to choose a name that fits when you haven't even begun the journey yet!

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