I started this blog in 2008. After I spent a good amount of time reading my friend, Angie's. And totally mocking her for it. But something about blogging was fascinating to me. I liked how people shared parts of their lives in this format.
I wanted to try it out. I just needed to see where it took me. I remember spending an entire night sitting at the computer trying to figure out what to name it. That seemed like a big decision. It needed to be something fun, clever and catchy. And it needed to suggest what a reader was going to get.
And after A LOT of thinking--I remembered a funny e-mail that my friend, Cristina, had sent me a few years ago. She sends hilarious e-mails with top ten lists, ideas for our faux image consulting business. And one of the e-mails included a list of shows that we'd feature if we had our own TV network. This was my favorite: (Well, actually Eyebrow Emergency was but that wouldn't make a good blog name)
"Lipgloss Lounge" - a 'what's new and hot' in cosmetics both pricey & cheap. We discuss in a comfy loungey environment, with lots of pillows and plush things and coffee. Makeovers given using the new products. Sponsored by Starbucks.
Bingo. I had found my blog name. Because I wanted this blog to be a place for my friends (and family) to catch up on the random things in my life. The things that I'd talk about if we were having coffee-- the random topics, the silly things that happen, fun memories, and everything else in between. Nothing too heavy. I wanted it to feel like I would actually talk about the things I write about if I was talking on the phone to a friend/family member.
And now three years later, I feel like I love the name even more. Despite the fact that I don't get a lot of comments or I don't have over 100 followers, I feel like I'm actually staying true to what I wanted this blog to be--a place for my friends/family/blog friends to get some random chatter about my world.
Hopefully with a cup of coffee in their hand.
Thanks to Cristina for the supplying the inspiration for the name! xoxo