I said on Friday that I was going to start the Blog-tember Challenge today, even though it has been going on for a week. The thing is that I had some posts scheduled for last week and I didn’t want to push them off until next month – that’s why I’m starting this challenge a week late.
Today’s prompt is to tell how we came up with our blog names, which is a good easy one for me to start off this challenge with. So, here’s how I came up with the name, orangeowldiaries, for my blog.
It was a dark and stormy night…
Wait. No it wasn’t.
Or was it?
You know what, I don’t remember. Moving on…
The truth is, there is no elaborate story behind the name of my blog. I tell most people that it’s because orange is my favorite color, the owl is my favorite animal and since my blog is like a public diary… well, there you go. It’s actually not like that though. It wasn’t just something random that I chose because of my favorite color and animal.
What really happened was I had already had another diary-like blog, which is no longer existent, and I hadn’t been active for a few months, but I was looking to start again. A fresh start. So I needed a new name.
Since I was looking at this blog as a means of public journaling, I realized I would probably not use my actual journal to write in anymore (though I hadn’t written in it for a year anyway). I took one look at my journal, and I knew what the name would be.
Orange Owl Diaries.
Maybe you can guess from that picture why it hit me so fast. My journal, or diary, was orange and had a picture of an owl on it. Pretty awesome, huh?
And that is pretty much the story behind how I came up with my blog name. I really like it because it was a name that just hit me, plus I have a personal attachment to it.
Is there an interesting story behind your blog name?
5 thoughts on “Behind My Blog Name | Blog-tember Challenge”
What a sweet reason! I miss my old online Journal! I haven’t thought about it in ages, but it was so nice to share everything and anything with no one judging me because of this or that, or worrying about anything. *sigh* anonymity. lol
That’s how I started out, I just went by Orange Owl instead of my name. I think it was after I started sharing my posts via Facebook and Twitter that I was like, “Well, they know my name anyway, so I might as well just use it!” lol
What a creative way to name your blog! That is exactly what I consider my blog to be as well. An online diary. :) And it is quite a vulnerable place to put yourself, but so worth it!
Thanks! And it is a vulnerable place, but of course I do hold back from some of my really personal, private thoughts… as I’m sure everyone does. I guess we can’t all be 100% honest on the Internet, even though we’d like to think we can, ha.