Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Blogging: What's in a name?


So, I know my blog is still only a baby, but already it has undergone a bit of a makeover with a new blog header going up last week and updating my 'about me' section.

But the makeover had me pondering my blogs name.

What's in a name?

How important is it to reflect what your write about?

To reflect who you are?

Lots of blogs I follow do exactly what they say on the tin. They are 'Mummy blogs' (Hate that term!) and contain the word Mum/Mummy somewhere in the title.

I wasn't sure which direction I would take when starting up the blog in all honesty.

I new I wanted it to centre around family life.

But it seems to have definitely taken a predominantly baking turn.

It's what I love to do.

So it's been a natural progression that I blog my recipes.

[Although Ive been slacking a little on that front this week!]

Does my blog name reflect baking at all?

No. Should it?

...........

When I sat down to name a blog I had no clue what I wanted to blog about particularly, I pondered long & hard.

All I new was that I wanted it to be memorable.

To stand out.

I'm the person writing the blog. Maybe it should be about me?

What am I?

A tired, frazzled, clueless mother to 3 children.

Nope, it's not going to work!

So I thought about my children.

One of my favourite pictures is of BB back in June. It was the day before his Birthday and he found a dandelion on the way home from school.

The kids can't walk past a dandelion without picking it up to blow 'the fairies' into the air and make a wish.

It melts my heart every time.

This particular time, BB wished he could have a hulk cake for his birthday.

[Lucky for him, I already had that covered]

I captured it quickly on my phone.

I love how innocent he looks. How hard he is blowing and how much faith he put into his wish coming true.

It reminded me of a quote I love.

'Some see a weed, others see a wish'

I'm definitely one who see's a wish.

And my wishes were my children.

They came true.

.......

They are currently obsessed with dancing. 

The oldest two go to dance class and the youngest will bob up and down to even the quietest of beats.

Dancing also makes me think of the dandelions swishing in the wind.

So.... there we have it. 

The thought process behind Dancing Dandelions.

Clearly I know what it's all about, but it's not really clear to others. Does that matter?What do you think of when you hear my blog name?

I like that it means something to me.

I like that it doesn't confine me to writing about one thing and can grow with me.

I've seen blogs before with names like 'Baby XXX' and 'Family of 3/4/5' and wonder what happens when XXX is no longer a baby and family of 4 ends up with a surprise bundle and now a family of 5?

What is your blog name and why is it so called?

Do you still like it as much as you did when you first started out?



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4 comments:

  1. I love your blog name. I also like that it comes from things your children enjoy, you will never forget they loved dandelions and dancing when they were little now! I had no idea what to call my blog when I started, I came up with naptime natter because I was only going to have time to write it when my baby was asleep and I love a bit of alliteration. To be honest, I don't really care what blogs are called, as long as the content is good and the writers are nice. It is really hard to pick a name so people can be forgiven for picking ones that aren't that great (although I have never thought 'oh that's a rubbish name!) xx #TwinklyTuesday

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  2. Aww what a lovely read! I've not got a mummy bloggers name either which sometime I think is a bad thing but then again it's unique and it'll be in someone's mind rather than getting muddled up with someone with a similar name! Suz X beauisblue.com

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  3. I love your thought process behind choosing your blog name and Dancing Dandelions is a lovely one - it makes me think of dandelions blowing in the wind on a sunny day. Choosing a blog name is difficult - my blog started out as liquoriceuk which was (and still is) my twitter handle but was (a) fairly meaningless and (b) difficult to spell. Once I went self-hosted, I changed it to Little Hearts, Big Love - I wanted to reflect the love that I have for my family but also to reflect the fact that we are a heart family and have a child with a heart defect as part of my blog is also about raising awareness of congenital heart defects. It also is a name that I won't have to change if we have more children.

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  4. I love the name of your blog it's very different :) Mine is Mudpie Fridays - I wanted to include Friday as its my day off which I spend with Monkey but I thought of the Mudpie bit when I was hanging out the washing! Once I had the name the blogging came naturally! Xx #TwinklyTuesday

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