I'm considering changing the name of my blog. When I wrote my first-ever blog post in 2005, I didn't know the difference between a blog and a post. I didn't realize it's the difference between a journal and an entry, a newspaper and an article. The techy stuff was so new and confusing to me that when I was asked to put "blog title" when I was setting up my blog, I put the title of my first post, "A Penchant for Pens." The post was an essay on my love for the writing utensil, and had a spiritual twist to it.
The title has been fine with me for seven years, but I have the "seven year itch" now in this marriage with my blog.I still have a penchant for pens. I'm sure I always will.
As a title, "A Penchant for Pens" is unique in blog world, and so that's a plus. But it doesn't really capture what my blog is about, except for a nod to a love for writing and art. Maybe that's enough. But maybe it's time for change.
Other things in my life are changing (in big ways) so why not bring the blog along? Maybe my blog is going through menopause. Maybe it needs a new direction. No, I'm not discontent with the direction. I don't plan to change it to one singular theme. I am perfectly happy with the freedom to write about whatever suits my fancy.
My regular readers don't seem to mind that I write about "whatever," and for those who just stop in for a visit, I can't promise what'll be on the menu. That is, I will continue to write about family, teaching, dogs, art, traveling, God, goals, food, marriage, aging in midlife, decorating, homemaking, friends, the "whole nine yards." I will still participate in memes because I enjoy them and the added fun of getting comments from various readers who like the same sorts of things.
One thing I can't promise, however, is that I'll ditch my corny sense of humor. It's the only sense I have. I'm stuck with it, and so are you if you stick around with me.
Have I considered other blog titles? Nope. I am just in the embryonic stage of ideas. It could take 40 weeks, just like a baby, to fully develop and be named.
Got suggestions? Comments? Feedback? Should I keep the name? I'm also considering buying a dot come domain for more freedom, but I really have no clue what I'm doing after that.