Two and a half months ago I started writing this blog. I didn't have a clue how to go about it and no one to help me so I followed instructions on the blog site. I still have problems adding gadgets to the blog and they still disappear from time to time. I don't understand why this happens but it drives me mad and shouting at it doesn't seem to work because I've tried.
The one thing I never thought about was a title for my blog. I'm glad I didn't have to as I know I would have had at least a few sleepless nights trying to be clever with a funny or unusual title.
As I started my first post which was about wondering if anyone would read it, I put the post's title down as, "Is Anyone There?" and when I went to "view blog" the title was at the top of the page as the title of my blog. I don't know how it happened but it did and I now had a title for my blog so I needed a new one for my post which I decided to call,"Virgin Blogger."
As the weeks went by and I read more and more blogs I was becoming very impressed with the titles of the blogs I was reading. It made me wonder what the stories were behind the titles, what made people choose the one they did?
It would take too much time to list all the blog names that make me smile and want to read them, so I'm going to list a few and if they take your fancy just click on the links. After you've read my blog of course!
One of the first blogs I read was Ramblings of A Rusty Writer Rebecca is a wonderful author who writes books for young people but what made her think of her blog title. I'm sure she doesn't ramble and she's not rusty apart from her hair colour maybe. What's the story behind the title?
Then we have, A Mermaid In The Attic I just had to read this one, written by an Australian artist, I can't find her name on the blog but her paintings are mystical and beautiful and well worth a look. She also writes poetry.
Rosalind Adams is Writing In The Rain I love this title it makes me feel like the author is in a cosy kitchen writing on her computer while the rain is running down the windows, I can even hear it's pitter patter. Rosalind is an Author of children's books and has a great sense of humour but how did her blog title come about?
Sun Pours Down Like Honey Is a New York blog by a lady called Susan and has unusual photos of New York life.I was curious about this title and have since found out it is a line from a Leonard Cohen song. But quite clever, it made me have a look anyway.
Talli Roland's I Drink Coffee.I Write.Then I Have Wine. Then I have wine". This invites me to get a glass and join her, and I do just that when reading her blog. Talli is also an author of woman's fiction which are fun to read. I don't think I have to ask her where she got her title from, It says it all !
Yew Tree Nights by Jodi intrigued me, it is a romantic title and her blog is full of lovely nature and landscape photos and interesting writing.
Mum On The Brink Is a title of a parenting blog. What is the author on the brink of ? A new adventure? A new life? Great stories of Monika and her tri-lingual family.
One of the most innovative titles for a blog I have seen is also on parenting and I can assure you a very funny one, Don't Put Lizards In Your Ears. by Norine D McDonald . I would have loved to have thought of a title like that. It sounds like a warning to her children.
My final blog title is, Lollipop's Cottage by Maeve Frasier who is a children's writer. She says in her blog that her grandchildren call her husband Pops and her Lolli and that is where her title comes from, she sounds like a lovely gran and if her humor spills out to her stories I'd love to read them.
If you are reading this and your blog is listed above please tell me how you picked the name and if there is a story behind it. If your blog is not listed here it's only because I couldn't list all the ones that make me smile but I would still love to hear how you came about your title.
A couple of late additions that I just found out about today and just had to mention are, The Gypsy Nesters by David and Victoria who sold their house after the kids left and travel round the world, it's a lovely blog.
I promise this is the last one, Grandma's Briefs a very good play on words but just how did Lisa come up with that name? Maybe she'll drop by and tell us.
"Is Anyone There?"