• Fashion is about what you wear. Style is about how you live your life. ~Ralph Lauren

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

What's in A Name?

Day 2: Meaning behind your blog name

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


Ms. Attitude said...

I love your blog name. I remember clicking on it in a blog roll somewhere and thinking "That sounds like it could be fun."

Also, I always read your blog first thing in the morning and I always have a cup of coffee in hand.

PS--if you ever get your own show to talk about all things cosmetics, please invite me! I will bring the starbucks. :)

The Pink Chick said...

I adore the name of your blog! I love the story behind it too!

Angie said...

ha ha! I love the name of your blog too! I enjoy reading it and I think you have stayed true to what you want to do with it! Kisses I miss you let's get together soon!

~ Mama said...

That's still one of my favorite pictures of yours! I actually recommended your blog to a fellow crafty friend the other day for some inspiration :)