Monday, July 19, 2010
My new look
Before I get into what my post title is about - I've signed up to take the 31 day challenge to Building a Better Blog! Woo hoo!!
I've signed up with the SITS girls and Problogger for this 31 day challenge. For the next 31 days, we are being challenged to build a better blog! I'm so excited about this challenge and it's definitely going to make me think outside the box! A total of 400 other women bloggers signed up for this challenge! Woo Hoo! So over the next 31 days you might seem some posts that have to deal with this #31DBBB challenge. If you follow me on twitter you will also see a large group of tweets using the #31DBBB. That is all in reference to this 31 day challenge. If you want to read more about this you can find more details right here.
Now onto my new look~
A few weeks back, I mentioned some changes were coming to my blog well they are here! I figured this was a good time along with the 31 day challenge to make the changes. You will notice on my blog page today that I changed my blog name. I know WHAT? Crazy, I know but it needed to be done. I don't know if you had the same problem but signing up for a blogger account and knowing absolutely nothing about blogging and having to choose a name was really hard! All the names of I thought of at first were taken and then I thought more about what I was going to blog about to try and come up with a name. As you can tell from my domain address that my blog is not the http://thingamajigetc.blogspot.com/? Not even close to my name - right? My first name was thingamjig - My grandma used to always call things this especially when she couldn't think of the name. Again, not knowing anything about what my blog would turn into I thought Thingamig covered all my bases. A month or so into blogging I changed the name, I just didn't really feel like Thingamig fit me so I changed the name to This and That blog spot. As I explored blog world, I stumbled onto another blog with that same name! Okay, name change again! At least all of these name changes took place when I only had a handful of followers. Last came Strawberry Fields, now anyone of my friends or family will tell you I like strawberries. The whole thing with strawberries started back in college and was from my sorority. So I named the blog strawberry fields which was its name up until now.
A few months back, I told my husband about my blog and he asked me what my blogs name was and i told him. He immediately busted out the The Beatles song Strawberry Fields. YIKES, I didn't want to name my blog after the Beatles song! Geez, I would hate see if they wanted me to pay for using the name. Plus, I couldn't buy the domain name for my blog with that name! So as my 1 year blog anniversary approached I started thinking about a new name. And the new name is ...
Yes, I am preppy, I like Preppy things, and of course there is my strawberry. All things that represent me.
If you are reading this in your reader it will still say Strawberry Fields. I wanted to post this before I changed it and give everyone a few days to catch on before I changed my name on my blogger profile.
Over the next few months, I am going to make the switch over to wordpress so hang tight with me as I make these changes! Lots of good things to come!
P.S. - Don't forget to grab my button! Check out my sidebar and feel free to grab my new button! Let me know if you add the button to your blog and I will return the favor if you have a button so just let me know!