Tuesday, January 4, 2011

What's in a name?

So today I had lunch with my friend Amy. Amy also has a blog called Zero Ducks (in a row) so we often spend time discussing our blogs and such. So oddly enough - today's blog is partly about "talking about my blog".. Amy created her blog first and I enjoyed reading it and began relating to a lot of what she was saying.  Since we were both unemployed we began getting together for lunches and discussing life's disappointments.  One positive that came out of unemployment was finding a new friend in Amy. We both have been wallowing enjoying our lives of unemployment drinking coffee and eating lunch.  My new job is totally going to throw off the balance of our lunch dates!

Anyways, my idea to start my blog was somewhat inspired by Amy. I had thought about it for a while, so when life really started to kick me around I felt like I needed some way to just let it out. To talk to someone... anyone who wanted to listen. And since I really just needed people to listen a blog seemed to be the perfect solution. I could vent, people who wanted to "listen" could read it, people who could care less wouldn't read it. It has been quite therapeutic to be honest. Also when I started my blog I was at a point in life where I felt like I was starting over again - hence the name "Back to Square One". 

So to get to my point* today Amy and I were discussing the names of our blogs and both of us now feel as though the names might not be all that appropriate. She does not have ZERO ducks in a row... she has some ducks. Likewise, I am not Back at Square One anymore - I have now made some progress. So my questions to my loyal readers (hahaha) is it okay to be considering a name change? Can a blog start as one name and be changed to another? What is blogging etiquette in that sense? With that said.... for those of you who think I can change it.... do you have any creative suggestions?? 

Also - since I was feeling some kind of change was in need and I'm so indecisive on this name changing business... how do you feel about my new pink background???

Blogs are always better with pictures.
*I really need to work on my blog rambling! 


  1. Woo-Hoo I actually signed in to leave a comment haha! I love your pink background, btw. You're becoming quite the blogger! Where as I don't ever blog anymore, haha. Anyways, I see no harm in changing the name of your blog! Maybe you can play off the "Back to Square One" and do something that relates to not being back at square one anymore, and moving in a positive direction...if that makes sense. I don't know about a anme though, I'm soooo not creative, haha.

  2. That does make sense. I was actually thinking the same type of thing... like "One Step at a Time" or "One Foot in front of the Other" - but I feel like those sound cliche or something.. haha

  3. Ok..I'll try again....i read your blog Tracy to keep up with a niece that I don't see often enough...go ahead and change the name...after all, it's your blog! I also tried to tell you to play off the same idea by maybe calling it "stepping into square two" or "standing in square two" and upping the number each year or whenever you feel you've made another leap. I like your comment about negativity at the top. My fav is: "Holding a grudge is like letting someone live rent free in your brain".....keep it up!

  4. Thanks Aunt Ruth Ann. I appreciate that you read it to keep up to date on my life :) I'm glad that I actually have readers and I'm not just complaining about life to the internet! haha. Being positive about negative situations has made my life so much better in the past few months. I think I will change the name, but I need to give more thought to what I want before I do it. Thanks for your suggestions though, I will keep them in mind!

  5. I like "One Foot in Front of the Other" a lot :) Or "Step by Step" maybe? The right name will come to you. In the meantime, keep on blogging!