Friday, July 18, 2008

Friday Five ~ "What's in a Name?"

If you are a regular reader of Songbird's blog, you know that "The Princess" has requested a new name. Her older brother changed his "secret identity" a while back and now this lovely young lady is searching for a new name on her mother's blog. This got me to thinking. How do we come up with all of these names? There must be at least a few good stories out there.

1. So how did you come up with your blogging name? And/or the name of your blog?
I wrote my first blog post over and over in my head and then had a friend read it before I decided to actually start to blog. It was from that post that inspired my blog's name. As for my blogging name--it seems like I'm always the "Silent" one.

2. Are there any code names or secret identities in your blog? Any stories there?
I've been intending to create pseudonyms for others on my blog, but my creativity just isn't there. So, no. Maybe eventually. For now, it's all practicality. Except I'm going to call my precious girl "Baby Girl" because when my husband calls her that in real life, the way he says it makes it sound like a name and that's how I'll hear it when I write it.

3. What are some blog titles that you just love? For their cleverness, drama, or sheer, crazy fun?
There are too many to choose! It seems like every blog I visit is so creative.

4. What three blogs are you devoted to? Other than the RevGalBlogPals blog of course!
There a few blogs that I visit daily: Jessica at What, You Too?, Songbird, More Cows. There are a number of others that I visit frequently too though.

5. Who introduced you to the world of blogging and why?
Jessica at What, You Too? is a good friend from my college and seminary years. I learned about blogging by reading hers. It was a way to keep in touch while she was living overseas. I started clicking on the links from her blog to others and was hooked on reading. Then I decided to take a brave step for me and start my own.

Bonus question: Have you ever met any of your blogging friends? Where are some of the places you've met these fun folks?
I've only met blogging friends that I knew pre-blog days, like Jess. But I'm hopeful that someday I'll meet others!