Monday, September 10, 2007

How Did Your Blog Get Its Name?

Gavin Richardson over at The Methoblog asks that question.

I had for a long time put off starting up a blog, even though I had been reading them since The Corner debuted in 2001. Then, on a whim, I decided that it was time to create a blog. It was 11 PM and I was already in bed, but I got up, pulled up Blogger.com, and started to work.

I needed a name, and I wanted mine to be derivative of the Bible. But all the good ones were taken. If I had it to do all over again, I would have chosen Strangely Warmed in reference to a John Wesley quotation. That would have served a theological purpose as well as been weird enough to reflect my personality and interests to those unfamiliar with the phrase.

But alas, I didn't think of that one at the time, and all of the good names were taken. So my wife, trying to get some sleep, called out "How about Locusts and Honey?" That name was not taken, so I selected it.

Thus my media empire was born.

How about you? How did your blog get its name?

10 comments:

Dan Trabue said...

Payne Hollow Journal, a book by Kentuckian Harlan Hubbard who lived "Life on the Fringes of Society" along with his wife Anna for the last 40 years of their lives in a little spot on the Ohio River called Payne Hollow.

They led a self-sufficient, simple-yet-elegant, sustainable, holy lifestyle and they are heroes of mine. Simple enough.

JD said...

Proverbs 19:20 came during a time that I was struggling with listening: whether it was to God, my wife, my daughter, or my co-workers. I was reading through Proverbs and Ecclesiastes and felt moved by the passage. It encompasses so much, especially when we are connecting with others through the blog, that if sometimes we just listen, we can learn more than we ever could if we are always preaching. The silent statements. The differing opinions. With that, a great deal of my faith has opened. I look at things a little differently now. I would never have grown if I did not listen. I hope others can relate as well.

PAX
JD

gavin richardson said...

i think i have the domain name strangelywarmed.com john.. i collected it for a project that has yet to take form. if you want to change over before i actually do something with it let me know. i'd be happy to give it to you. i like you just the way you are. &:~)

John said...

Thanks, Gav! I might take you up on that. Or help you out on the project.

Vicki said...

There's no big story or deep meaning behind my blog's name. When I began my blog, I wanted "words" or "justwords" or anything along that line. Everything I tried was taken. I had "words" written down, waiting for an inspiration, when Spooky The Cat decided to pay me a visit. No one else had "wordsandcats!" That's it.

The Thief said...

When I started my blog, things weren't going very well in ministry where I was, and I kind of started the blog to be somewhere I could vent. So I called it "This isn't What I Ordered."

Things have been going better lately, and while it's still not while I ordered, I changed the name to reflect my "online name"

DannyG said...

(J) and I had only recently returned to church life after a 10+ yr hiatus. I started life in the Methodist Church, bounced around a bit during the ensuing 42 yrs, and ended up comming back. I also loved "The Once and Future King" when I was a kid and the two seemed to fit, so, I'm the Once and Future Methodist.

revjfletcher said...

The Blog That Ties was my way of trying to connect more with my members. I wanted to have a place for us to go beyond the usual Sunday etiquette and routine. My next title is going to be First and Last Verses Only. Stay blessed...john

Allan R. Bevere said...
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Allan R. Bevere said...

I decided to name my blog "Allan R. Bevere." I liked the title so much, I had my name legally changed to match my blog.