Saturday, February 26, 2011

A Little Late to the Party ...

I'm a little late to the party this week, but then again, I've never been big into parties :) Except this one. Because it's actually fun. If you haven't joined in the Book Blogger Hop before, do it. It's a great way to find new blogs. Your Google Reader won't thank you, but you'll have a good time checking out all the great book blogs out there. If you're here because of the Hop, welcome! Enjoy your stay and have a fabulous weekend. Looks like it's going to be a rainy one for us, which is just fine with this reluctant desert dweller.

This week's question is: Do you ever wish you had named your blog something different?

- Funny question because, yes, I always wish I had named my blog something else. Way back when blogging was new and I started this grand adventure, I didn't realize that the name I choose would become my "brand." I just typed in the first thing I thought of since I only ever intended for the blog to be my personal reading journal. Funny how things change. When I became more serious about spreading the word, I realized how clunky the title was - I kept having to tell people, "It's bloggin', no g, and 'bout, no a. You know what? I'll just right it down for you." So, yeah, I wish I'd chosen something more clever and something with no missing letters. *Sigh*

Interestingly, when I redesigned my blog a year or so ago (okay, when Jerilyn redesigned it), I figured it was a great opportunity to change the name to something I actually liked. Funny thing about that: all the good titles were taken. I also came to the realization that "Bloggin' 'bout Books" is how I'm known. If I changed it, I changed the blog. It would confuse my readers as well as the authors/publishers/publicists, etc. with whom I work. So, it's "Bloggin' 'bout Books" for better or worse.

More info than you wanted, right? Well, that's kind of the way it goes around here. How about you? Have you ever wished you named your blog something different? Have you changed it? How did that go for you?

Thanks, again, for stopping by. Please leave me a comment so I can drop by and visit you as well. 'Til then, Happy Reading!

17 comments:

  1. Yea, I didn't get that branding thing. Of course, I didn't expect to get any followers at all, except maybe my friends and family, so I didn't give that a thought. You might be missing a letter, but at least your name says what your blog is!

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  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a follower to yours now. I like what I'm seeing. Yeah for you being a SAHM. I support you 100% in your endeavors.

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  3. I am a SAHM so I support you 100% It is so much fun, and sometimes there are hair pulling moments!
    New Follower.

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  4. I think it's a grand name. :) It tells you precisely what to expect on your blog, and I think of it as B cubed. Horrible math reference, but sometimes simplicity is key to making it memorable and I like what I see. New follower, and I can't wait to hear your thoughts on "Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me." Happy reading!

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  6. Thanks for hopping by today! I am a new follower of yours now... I think your name and your blog site are great too. It does give us a diversion from being stay at home moms. Looking forward to reading more in the future.....
    http:/christysbookbasket.blogspot.com

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  7. I really like your blog name!! Very creative!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm now following yours!

    Happy Saturday!

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  8. Thank you for hopping by my blog. I use my site as a sanity saver as well. Although I am way past the age of being a SAHM I live in a small isolated community. I also live alone so I fully understand the need for this kind of outlet.

    I'm working on the final chapters of my third book at the moment. Busy and loving it.

    Congratulations on a very professional looking blog site.

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  9. I like your name but can understand trying to tell someone and ending up just writing it for them :-)

    My response

    http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2011/02/blog-names-blog-hop.html

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  10. I love being a SAHM. It's awesome. Hard at times, but awesome. I was wondering if you were going to Storymakers this year. It will be my first year going, and if you are going I'd like to say hi! :)
    Oh, and for the record, I think your title is cute and catchy. I've always liked it. :)

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  11. Hi Sarah, Just stopping ago via the blog. Now off to explore your blog

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  12. I like the name of your blog :) Yes, it might be a pain to spell out to people, but its cute as can be. But then, I live in Virginia, and thats just how people talk :)
    ~Amanda~

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  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Susan. Funny story behind your blog name, I must say. I found the task of naming my blog way difficult. You rack your brains and think of a name only to find that it's taken. This happened with me too. So I finally settled on my nickname.
    I'm your new follower.
    Kero

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  14. Newest follower here via the Friday blog hop. I am a new contemporary romance writer and a reader of almost everything! Hope you stop by and check out my blog.

    http://writerekelly.blogspot.com

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  15. Just hopping by you blog! I love it and will enjoy following you.
    Thanks,
    Books Are Life - Vita Libri
    http://www.booksarelife-vitalibri.blogspot.com

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  16. Hello from one SAHM to another. I think yours is a fun name for a blog. Thanks for stopping by this weekend.

    Endless Reading

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  17. Aw, thanks everybody for your kind words. I'm glad you all like the blog title. Thanks, also, for the SAHM support.

    I love being a mom and am so grateful that I made the choice to stay home with my kids. I spent a couple weeks working while my oldest was in the hospital (he was born when I was 29 weeks along) and it was absolute torture to be away from him. I've been a SAHM ever since.

    It's a tough job, though. Blogging's definitely my stay-sane strategy!

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