Some time early in 2008 I decided to start a blog. It took me some time to get started because I was searching for the perfect name. I thought about it for a while. A longish while. I really wanted to get it right since I had a feeling it would become a real part of my identity. Was I ever right about that.
Tonight I went in the Sparkle Room and dug out my old journal. Here are some blog names I considered: Daily Joy, Scatter Joy, Giggles and Glitter, A Thing With Feathers, Glass Slipper, Sursum Corda, Once Upon A Time, Cabinet of Curiosities, A Net for Catching Joy...
After nearly four weeks of pondering I wrote this in my journal:
I was right. On every count. Come Sit By My Fire is much better than Magic Bean Buyer. Brent does have wonderful ideas. I do use my blog to make lists and connect with others. And, of course, I think blogging is a lot of fun.
Leap Day 29 February 2008
I am pretty excited thinking about getting started on my blog. I finally have a name. comeandsitbymyfire. Like it? Great, hunh? I knew Brent would help me think of the best name. When I told him about it, he said, "What about your favorite poem?"
Believe it or not, magic bean buyer is already gone, but I think I like come and sit by my fire better anyway. I think I am going to go ahead and set up my account this weekend. I am so excited about this chance for a new creative endeavor. I can hardly wait.... ... ... ...Well, I did it. It's almost one in the morning and I am now a blogger. Just writing my profile has been lots of fun. I don't really have expectations of my blog. Right now I am most excited because this is a wonderful way to do some visual journaling. I do love the scratch of a pen on paper, but what I really love is technology. I think of this as Jeffrelynews [family paper newsletter] on steroids. A chance to make lists and to connect with others. I think this is going to be a lot of fun.
What about you? Where did your blog name come from?
If you're curious, here's my first blog post. Poor thing is still commentless.