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.)