While contemplating the switch from Blogger, I started thinking about what I really wanted to blog about. Was it just going to be about our life, married with one dog and no kids yet? Or about foodie stuff like recipes and restaurant reviews (we have both worked in food service so we’re particularly critical when we go out). Or would it be “green” and talk about the alarming number of chemicals we’re putting on and in our bodies? Or maybe it would be about my recent jump back into exercising and rediscovering that I enjoy running?
I realized I didn’t need to pick one particular theme and that I wanted to blog about all of it since each one of those is part of who I am. I want to keep friends and family updated on what we’re doing in life and the things that are important to us, and if a stranger happens to stumble upon the blog then I hope they find something here to enjoy as well, even if they just come for the Koko Puff fluff of which there will probably be a lot!
You would think that figuring out what to blog about would be the hard part, but I find naming the blog is even harder. If you have ever started a blog, website, or business of any kind you probably know that coming up with a name can be quite the ordeal. You think of one you like only to find out that someone else is already using it, maybe the blog name is available but the domain name isn’t, or maybe someone on Twitter is using the name and that could be confusing down the road when readers or customers want to follow you.
So, on a lazy 4th of July holiday in 2012, as I sat on our bed with my laptop on my lap (imagine that) and my husband napping beside me, my mind went something like this:
Hmmm, what would I name it?
I’m getting back into running, maybe something about that…
Like when I posted that pic of baklava on FB and said that I work out so that I can eat it.
Ooh, how about Running for Baklava?
But then people might think I blog about Greek food which I totally don’t.
What else do I love to eat?
I’d run some extra miles for pasta for sure!
Will Run for Pasta!
But wait, maybe that sounds like I’m mocking the people who stand on the corner with “will work for food” signs.
That’s silly, anyone who knows me know that I wouldn’t do that.
Well, let’s see if the name is even available, it probably isn’t…
Blog name on WordPress… Check.
Sweet, WordPress says I can buy that domain and host through them… Great.
Better check FB and Twitter just in case my blog goes viral and I end up giving Pioneer Woman a run for her money! Better to grab it now and not use it than want it later and not be able to get it.
No way! The first name I come up with and it’s available everywhere?!
Has to be a sign, right?!
Thank you Lord for making it so clear to proceed!
Like the cranes lining up for Spider Man! (the latest movie was pretty good)
So there you go… my blog-naming story.
Kind of like a birth story but with less blood and pain.
What’s your story? Blog or birth, I’d be interested in both!