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Thursday, August 5, 2010

A Name and A Blessing

I changed my blog name.

I still am not sure how I feel about blogging. I went from overdoing it to rarely wanting to do it. Wondering if it is going to come back to me or if the shift is permanent.

I do know I want to keep documenting. I do want to make a book. I hope I actually do.

If you didn't know, my name is Laura. When a girl named Laura is little it is cute to call her "La La". My mom started it I think. But being called that reminds me most of my Aunt Faye. She called me it the most and still does. I am quite fond of it. I like when my grandma or mom or aunt calls me that. When you give someone a good nickname it is usually a term of endearment. It means they love me. I like being loved.

When first taking up blogging I quickly settled on a name. The Beautiful Life. But you can't just put "the beautiful life". People might think you are big headed. So I disguised it in Italian. But really I was talking about Carter. It is okay to have a big head about your kids as long as you don't make them big headed. I am still attached to the name. It is kind of a brand of my life. But no one else really knows. It is my personal brand. I like it. I like to draw is in the sand and write it on the back of cards.

One day "La La" popped into my head. I thought...that is who I am. I like being La La, just me being loved by people who love me just because I am me. So I thought I would like to use it somehow. I threw around some different titles I could make up with it. I made it an address...947 La La Land...or 947 La La Lane. 947 because that is where I am have a home if I ever need it. That is where 3 chunks of my heart reside. That is the last place I was before I ventured out on my own and of course a place I come back to often. Then I un-made it an address and just took off the number. La La Land...La La Lane...La La Lame? Obviously not very creative.

If I stick with La La Land...it only makes sense to add an adventure to it. My life is adventurous in a mild sort of way. It is somewhat whimsical. Somewhat captures the craziness of motherhood. Uses my nickname. It fits with the cutesy blogger name requirement. Right?

So there you have it. Decided to change it up a bit to see if a name makeover helps my blog drive return. Meh.

But do you like it? Do you like one of the other versions better? I could tweak it a little and have it be Adventures on La La Lane...so it isn't quite as obvious? But then maybe "adventures" isn't the right beginner. Stories on La La Lane. The View from La La Lane. The View From La La Land? A Look Down La La Lane?

Well...I know this is so important to all of you. So feel free to tell me which one you like the best or suggest one that is better.

You will be blessed. (had to tie in the title somehow...you may or may not be blessed so opinion-ate at your own risk.)

10 comments:

Kristin said...

I like Adventures in La La Land. I think it is the best one. And I feel the same about blogging. Jeff begged me to keep blogging because he likes it to show everyone. And I am like you.. I want to record things but I just don't have the drive to do it anymore. Anyway, I hope yours returns because I love your blog! And I like the nickname La La. It is really happy, and I like it! It fits you!

Jennifer said...

Two thumbs up!

Emily said...

I like the name but I also liked A Look Down La La Lane if you want something less obvious. But I do like Adventures in La La Land because we all know motherhood is an adventure!

Cheri said...

I vote for Ooh LaLa! Haha. I'm a dork.
Anyway, my Uncle Dick always called me "Brat" from the time I was a baby until just before he died when he told me I had grown into a lady and now had to call me by my real name. I told him no. I am very fond of the nick name Brat. Maybe that's why I call my kids rats. I'm pretty sure they like it, too.

julie said...

Yes, Keep the Land. Lose everything else. Just call it "Land" K, don't know where that came from. The only other thing I thought of was "Off in La La Land" because that's a famous phrase..and you are kind of far away..and crazy.. ;) but Adventures is a funner (yes funner) word than Off.

Annie & Jake said...

I like La La Lane! So cute! I need a cute name for mine too! Can you help!? :)

Us Bailey's said...

I like it! It has a very fun ring to it! Good luck! And I really do hope you keep blogging. I think its fun to read what you guys are all doing!

John and Anna said...

I think all of your names have been quite cute and creative unlike the name I currently have for our blog. Now you've got me thinking I might need a change. Oh boy! This could be a very long process for me. I'm impressed with your quick creativity!

Lisa said...

They all sound great, but The View from La La Lane was my favorite.

Becky said...

Adventures in La La Land. Totally makes sense and isn't too obvious...