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Daily Prompt: A Blogging Chameleon

Explain why you chose your blog’s title and what it means to you.

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 workshare 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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Le Birthday Clown

According to Le Clown, “Every Day is Fucking Magical”.  And he’s right. Today, in particular, is extremely fucking magical. Why, you ask? Because today we celebrate the birth of a very special, flaming (not in that way) Canadian. 

I’ve only known Le Clown on Fire for a short time, but it has been long enough for me to explore several aspects of his awesomeness. His love of family (not to mention his amazing writing skills) is heartwarming. This clown has the biggest heart. He’s always striving to shine the spotlight on other bloggers, and has an entire page dedicated to doing soHe is there for all of his blogging friends, and loves to make them feel special; he even celebrates their greatness when they are Freshly Pressed!

I owe Le Clown my life. Okay, maybe that’s a little much. But I do owe him for giving me a major blogging boost. Back in December, I was honored when Le Clown contacted me and asked if I’d like to be inducted into Le Blogroll. And so I was. That day, I broke the record for most “likes” on my blog everSince then, things have only continued to go up, and I find myself motivated to post even more often, because people are interested. So thank you, Le Clown. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

But this is about Le Clown! Not me. Damnit. The man gets enough attention, and we continue to give him more? Le sigh. I guess it’s because we love him, or something.

Le Clown – Eric – Happy Birthday, my blogging friend. There are hundreds taking time out of their day today to say, “Shit, it’s Le Clown’s birthday! I must go wish him the happiest in celebrating his day of birth.” Thank you for all that you do. You are a force in the blogosphere.

A few other loving Le Clown birthday tributes: 





And don’t forget to follow along, from beginning to epic Blog Scavenger Hunt end (all the doing of Le Clown’s beautiful wife, Sara): 



Property of Le Birthday Clown.


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