In all the years I've been blogging, I've come across some very interesting blog names.
Some make you think. Some make you chuckle. Some make you nod your head in agreement that it was the perfect name for a garden blog and you wish you'd thought of it first.
And some make you really wonder.
Mine is pretty easy to figure out - I have tons of hobbies, which have become more habit than hobby, and they make me happy.
For instance, I can't sit and watch tv without a sewing needle, quilt piece, book or yarn in my fingers. If I'm outside I'm messing with plants, soil or fish. If my hands aren't moving I'm wasting time. Of course, it could just be the result of my Grandmother's constant conditioning - "Idle hands are the devils tools." Happy Hobby Habit fit my blog perfectly.
Take Amy's blog, for example: Go Away I'm Gardening!
Now, seriously, I must think that 5 times a day in the summer! Perfect blog name.
Or, how about David's: Leave me Alone, I'm Digging.
Kerri's Colors Of The Garden is rather self explanatory, yet very creative, don't you think? You know what you're going to read about before you even click. (although I secretly covet her container design skill. Shhh! Don't tell!)
How did those three decide on those interesting names for their garden blogs? Did they think long and hard or did those just pop into their heads?
Now, something like Herself's Houston Garden makes you wonder. Who's Herself? She's obviously gardening in Houston, but why use Herself? Intrigue!
Or, Lisa's Millertime. Why did she pick that? Is there some secret meaning we're all not privy to? Don't keep us in the dark!
Then there's Benjamin's Deep Middle. Interesting. Deep middle of what? Life, country, education, mountains? Do tell!
And Hanna's This Garden Is Illegal. It is? Cool! Why did she choose that name for her blog? Hmmmm . . . makes you wonder!
Occasionally, I think about a name change, but then I let the thought fall by the wayside. I like it and it fits for now. Maybe it'll be something to worry about in the future.
So, how did you decide on the name for your blog? Did you think about it for a while or was it just a spur-of-the moment thing? Did you want it to be something easy for people to remember? Have you come across one and wish you'd chosen something like it?
If you thought of something you liked better, would you be willing to change it? If you started a new one, would you think more about what it's name should be?
Maybe do a post on your own blog and tell us all about why it's named what it is - We want to know!
Well, at least I do. I'm a nosy gardener :)
Happy (naming) Growing!
Monday, March 08, 2010