Wouldn’t you know, with 60 posts left in “The Year of the Blog”, I learned how to change the title of my page and add a tagline! It’s not like I’m on WordPress a dozen times a day. It’s not like I haven’t seen all of those other awesome blog sites with awesome titles. It’s not like a sat around envious of other blogger’s cool names, wondering how they changed their title. I mean, I have adored the nuance of titles like Becoming Cliche, 25toFly, and Jump for Joy, but I never knew how to have an ingenious title of my very own.
What I’d like you to believe is that I was just trying to be boldly ambiguous. cherylhuffer— definitely lends itself to ambiguity. Sure, it’s smart to try to attract people to a page with a snappy title, but if you don’t know how to do it, it’s a little difficult. At best I hoped people would think, Who is this cherylhuffer? What does she have to say?
I learned this fun fact about changing the title and adding a tagline from The Daily Post. For those of you not in the blogging community, The Daily Post is the blog I told to “F” off a few weeks ago. They are some of the editors of Freshly Pressed. After my rant, I decided to subscribe to their page so that I could further feel slighted by the blogging world because you know, I have felt that I have deserved some recognition for some time now. However, I actually have found some of their ideas motivating, and obviously, informative (Case in Point: New Title).
Any who, what do you think of the title: Life As I Understand It? Appropriate? For 306 days, I have worked my way through memories, moments, anxieties, and laughter. This blog is a commingling of all of my thoughts, my worries, my strengths, and my weaknesses. It epitomizes my understanding of life and how I think I fit into this world. The tag seemed equally poetic: Where Inspiration and Humor Collide.
It took me a few minutes to come up with this impressive appellation. I tossed around a few ideas before I chose the one I did. Thought you might like to peruse my other ideas.
- Cool Chicks Don’t Die, They Turn Into Moms Who Write Blogs. (Not bad, right? But then I thought it was a little morbid, and if you read regularly, you know I am deathly afraid of death.)
- Dogs Walk on Four Legs; I Walk on Two. (I love dogs. I love walking. It seemed to make sense. Well, at least for a second it did.)
- All I Hear Is Laughter. (True at times, but what about the blogs that are sentimental and make people feel emotion? I thought it gave the wrong impression; I am not always funny.)
- Thank You, I Would Like Another. (Another what? I kind of liked the ambiguity. Another blog? Another idea? Another glass of wine?)
- Metaphor And Symbol; Motif and Flashback. (Way too English teachery. Blah!)
- Doesn’t Tom Know I Am Funnier? (A constant battle between husband and wife.)
- Winning! (Too Charlie Sheenesque. I haven’t jumped off the deep end into insanity yet.)
- If I Wasn’t Me, I’d Want to Be Me.’ (I love this one, except I think it is grammatically incorrect. I think after the “to be” I am supposed to use “I”, and I don’t like the way it sounds with “I”, so I will not say it at all. Although I think it.)
- I Write Because I Have to Write. (Sounds too I-am-so-deep-you-should-read-this-blog-becuase-I-can-cause-such-a-spectacular-paradigm-shift-in- your-way-of-thinking-that-you-will-never-be-the-same, which of course, is so untrue!)
- Sho’ Me the Money! (What money? I write everyday for free! I think this one is a byproduct of rewatching Jerry McGuire last Sunday.)
So, after all was said and done, I went with Life As I Understand It: Where Inspiration and Humor Collide.
What do you think?