Friday, January 16, 2009

Help Me!

OK. I'm having some major blog anxiety lately. I need a new blog name. I know that seems drastic, but I've never actually liked the name of my blog. When I started this whole thing I had no idea that anybody would actually read it, and I had no idea what direction I wanted to go. I'm still working on that, but I feel pretty comfortable saying that it's just a collection of my whims, of pretty things I find, and my thoughts on life. I'm pretty good at coming up with catchy things for other people, but when it comes to my own blog I'm utterly and completely stuck. Have been for months.

So here are the issues I have with the current name of my blog:
1. It's too long. I want something short and sweet. Or something clever.
2. You can call me Chris. A lot of people do and have for years...and I like it when other people call me Chris. But I don't call myself Chris all that much. So the whole thing just seems a bit awkward.
3. I initially wanted something with my name because I was going to use this primarily as a self-promotion deal for my etsy shop. But I'm really embarrassed of any kind of self-promotion...so that just makes no sense at all.

I've typed this post out numerous times and then deleted it because asking for help is like admitting I'm not perfect. I don't know who I'm kidding, but most of you know that I'm far from perfect. So now I'm asking (begging) for help. Please help me come up with a new blog title. And while you're at it, I'm planning on making some other changes to my blog so any input would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to leave your remarks here or email me directly.

And I promise if you have the winning name you will be rewarded handsomely.

{photo from here}

9 comments:

Miss Aimee said...

Lovely Things
My Life
Creative Chris
Simply Chris
Lovingly Chris
So Me
Yummy!
Pretty, Pretty
Free 2 Be
Just Me

Blair said...

Hmm. Names are hard, it took me two weeks to come up with mine and I still don't really like it. I really regret not making it more personal. I have things called "blairisms" that are somewhat like blond moments but worse (like when I put soft scrub in the dishwasher accidentally and fill the room with bubbles). Anyways, I wish that I cam up with some name around that. Sorry to ramble...
I wonder if there is some creative way that you can get across your lovely creations and your wonderful taste. I will think about it! Also, I have to say that I really like your blog name:)

Bryce said...

"You can call me 'Bryce'"

christina said...

Thanks, Bryce. I knew I could count on you for some wonderful advice.

dianeclancy said...

Hi Chris -

I would keep it simple. Given that you are also a business person ... I think it is good to stick with your name ....

I suppose Christina is already taken - but I think simple and using your own name is good.

I think that is better than cute stuff - but as an artist I am positioning myself as a professional.

My 2 cents worth.
~ Diane Clancy
www.DianeClancy.com/blog
www.DianeClancy.etsy.com

Emily said...

I like the name "My 2 Cent's" Inspired by the cute lady above this comment. I am sick of my blog name but feel like I have to stick to it for some reason (my blog isn't as cleaver as yours, so there isn't much pressure. Another name I have thought about is "note to self" {your cute note cards}. I like clever and maybe a bit cheesy names. Love,Em
good luck with the new name.

Design Lovely said...

Blog names are really hard. It's funny because I just came across your blog recently and I thought to myself how different and personal your title is. I think it's cute! I also regret the title of my blog because it's so close to others out there. After I got it going I realized how similar it is to well known blogs like Simply lovely and of course Design Sponge. I really like some of the names other people have suggested. Good Luck!

CardsByEmily said...

I have a terrible time thinking of names too, so I'll change the subject - what a cutie your little boy is! You made his birthday so special and fun. Cute Cute Cute!

Ok, I guess I'll try:
Kids - Komfort - Kreativity
Inspire
This Chris
This is Chris

I hope you find the perfect new name, and have a great weekend!
~Emily
www.cardsbyemily.etsy.com

christina said...

Thanks for all the great advice everyone. I'll probably just wallow in desperation for a bit longer...but we'll see how it all turns out. You would tell me if my blog totally sucked, wouldn't you?