Friday, 25 February 2011

Crazy for Books Blog Hop

 The Crazy for Books blog hosts a weekly Friday blog hop where a question is set, you add your link and away you go, blog hopping and meeting new bloggers. 

Todays question is -  "Do you ever wish you would have named your blog something different?"

Strangely enough this is a question I have been asking myself over the past couple of weeks. When I first set up the blog I didn't have a real focus, I just wanted to blog about my life and see where it took me. It wasn't until October last year that I started seriously considering my writing and doing something about it. That has led me into reading an awful lot more and social networking with others that have shared interests. Now my blog is starting to settle and get comfortable I do wonder if I should consider changing it's name and have even thought about buying my own domain name. 

The answer I have currently come up with, is that I will wait another few months, see how things go and then consider it again. I feel that the blog will take about a year to settle into it's place, at which point I will then give this question further consideration and possibly act on that. I am wanting to change my header though and will look at that over the next couple of weeks. Until then, we are looking at life in clarity. Or trying to anyway.

What are your thoughts on naming your blog?


  1. Hopping through. New follower! I think Life In Clarity is a perfectly good name :-)
    My Hop

  2. Hmmm, I've not thought about this too much in detail but I can honestly say that I like your blog name a lot:)

  3. Hmmm... I've thought about this before, but I'm happy with mine (since it's got my name in it - and I think that's good for SEO).

  4. Alison - Thanks for following! (I've also dropped by your blog)and thanks for your comment. I do like the name but wondered if it was too vague.

    Lindsay - Thanks Lindsay. After these comments I may just end up leaving it alone :)

    Austin - I think having your name is a good move, like you say, it's good for SEO and it's pretty easy to find you.

  5. Something I think new bloggers should really think about is that when you come up with your blog name, you really are branding yourself. So, make sure you have a title you like, that's easy to remember, and that suits your blogging purpose. BTW: I really like Life in Clarity.

    Glad to have found you via the Hop!

  6. Hopping by:) I think it only matters that you like your blog name. To me Life in Clarity sounds great.

    Have a nice Sunday!

  7. Thanks for your comment on my blog! It was very much appreciated.

    I sometimes wish I had named my blog differently, but then I think about it and I realise that I like the name it carries because that's what I blog about - Wistfulgirl's World.

    I took the moniker "Wistfulgirl" several years ago because I've found that, no matter where I find myself in my life, I still find that I am wistful for something. First it was love, then it was home, now it's children.

    Since I blog about not only our infertility, but also the everyday mundane things that happen in my life, I feel calling it my "world" is appropriate.

    As for having my own domain name, I actually already do. Again, I've had it for years, but haven't really done anything with it. Maybe that needs to be my next project, designing my home on the web to include my life now.

    I think "Life in Clarity" is a beautiful title! You get what the name leads you to expect - a clear view of your life. Btw, I'm a new follower!

  8. Hello. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I like your blog title. I think it fits your writing style. It's very clear and honest. It makes since to me. See you later. Keep it shiny!

  9. I like the title. Reading keeps my "Life in Clarity"! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Somer @ A Bird's Eye Review

  10. Susan - Thanks for commenting. I know it's a brand, which is why I think I've been wondering this question myself recently. I was wondering if I should have titled it with my name. I do quite like it's current title though.

    Ham1299 - Thank you!

    Pepca - I do like it :) Thanks for commenting.

    Lynn - Thanks for following. I think looking at the design is also my next step.

    Jazz - Thanks for the lovely comment. I will keep popping by the shiny blog! :)

    Somer - I like that comment - Reading keeps my life in clarity - thanks!

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

  12. thanks for the follow :) Ifollowed back

  13. E Kelley and Bellamay - Thank you :)