When I first decided to create a blog, I struggled with the title. I think my first idea had something to do with me and my favorite pair of black boots. (I have a serious obsession with boots. I wear them year-round, and when I find a pair I love, I wear them until the soles are falling off.) That didn’t seem to flow. Then I think I tried to go all poetic, intelligent-sounding, some crazy sophisticated oh-wow-she-must-know-what-she’s-talking-about title. I thought the title said it all.
Then I thought, and thought, and thought some more, and so words&otherthings came to be. It’s simple, isn’t it? This blog is all about the words….and other things, more than the words. It’s the stories behind the words. For me, it was a way of leaving my blog open-ended; there’s no specific theme happening here. I have the freedom to bitch about work, share some poetry, even get all serious if I want to. That’s when I learned it isn’t all about the title. Sure, it plays a role in getting other bloggers to click on that link. For example: Oh My Gawd Just Do What I Say? Now what the hell is that all about? ::click:: Immediately, you’re interested. But what you’ll find even more interesting is Ginger’s sense of humor, her wit, her beautiful way with words. Stuph Blog? Who is this guy and why does he spell “stuff” wrong? ::click:: Because he’s frikkin awesome that’s why! Edward Hotspur? Does this guy think he’s HAWT shit or something? ::click:: Oh wait…HE IS! And these are just a few.
So what does my blog’s title mean to me? It means I can be whatever I feel like being, on any given day. I don’t have to stick to a theme, I can write about whatever I want, whenever I want. I can (try) to be funny, I can cry on my keyboard while I pour my heart out, I can drink too many glasses of wine and bang out a poem at midnight. I’m a blogging chameleon!
What does your blog’s title mean to you?
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