Monday, 26 October 2015

What's in a (Blog) Name?

You are probably not the first to wonder why I named my blog “My Little Orange Blob (of love, life and living).”

First of all, I did not mess up by saying “blob” instead of “blog.”  I’d say it’s a good play on words though – something a little out of the ordinary.

Secondly, it kind of just... created itself.   I expect most blog names were created because of random thoughts popping into a blogger’s head.  (I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that.  It’s like those bathroom trips that become “Eureka!” moments.  Some of my best problem solving happens in the strangest places, as is likely the case for you as well…)

Third, I like the color orange.  It has been my favorite color since I was in grade six.  It also happens to be Lucas’s favorite color.  (A match made in heaven!)

Fourth, I say it is “little” because my life and ideas may seem insignificant to the world, and "my" because it's, well, mine!

Once I came up with “My Little Orange Blob,” the first image that came to my mind was a blob of orange Jell-o.  Hence, my choice of design based on some photos I took of orange Jell-o in a clear glass.

What's in a (Blog) Name?


The remaining words “of love, life and living” represent the topics of my blog.  Here is an outline of what you can expect to read about (in no particular order and in no way a complete list).  I looked up each of these words at and chose the definitions that I thought suited each noun the best.

Love: {a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person} : {a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend} : {affectionate concern for the well-being of others} : {the benevolent affection of God for His creatures, or the reverent affection due from them to God}
  1. What brought me here to this earth, to my family, to my husband. 
  2. Why I want to have children.  
  3. Parallels of parenthood and godhood.
  4. How I interact with my friends.
  5. Fun date ideas for groups and couples.

Life: {the animate existence or period of animate existence of an individual} :{a corresponding state, existence, or principle of existence conceived as belonging to the soul} : {the course of existence or sum of experiences and actions that constitute a person's existence} : {a mode or manner of existence}
  1. Who I am as a person. 
  2. What makes me want to live. 
  3. What makes me want to die. 
  4. How to raise a family in righteousness. 
  5. What my time on earth is meant to be spent doing, becoming.

Living: {the act or condition of a person or thing that lives} : {the means of maintaining life; livelihood} : {a particular manner, state, or status of life} 
  1. How to organize different living spaces. 
  2. Our education and career choices.
  3. Tips and tricks that help our family “survive.”
  4. What I want to accomplish in my life.
  5. Family traditions and goals.
  6. Our dream home(s).

If you have a blog, how did you choose its name?  Does the name a blog is given decide whether you would like to read it?

Next week's topic: [Goal Setting: Good, Better, Best!]

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