Tuesday, June 9, 2009
have I stuck my heart in where it doesn't belong?
I've noticed a funny, little thing that has been happening to me with this blog. I am still googling the name of the blog to bring it up on the screen. However, almost every time I go to type in the name . . . I catch myself hesitating - waiting to remember the name. Huh? It is the same name as my Etsy Shop - so what's going on? Why does my mind balk at bring up the name of my own blog?
I thought about it and wondered if it was a signal (from me to me) that Original Art Studio is not the right name for this blog. I am not showing a lot of my art, I am not talking about fine art, I have not been featuring other artists as I intended. Yes, there are many forms of art and artistry. I am sharing my efforts at photography - yet the name does not seem to fit. I find I want to write in this blog more than create a gallery of my art.
I want to keep the same avatar, and I want to make it easy to connect the name of the blog to the name of my etsy shop. But WHAT is the fact that I can rarely recall the name of the blog telling me? Well, "change it, dumb-cluck" seems obvious! Being new in the blogging world, (oh! you couldn't tell :-) I wasn't sure what would happen to the blog if I changed the name and I realized I was risking all the links, amazing interest, and credibility already created on google. Anyway, while in a sleepy stupor late last night (accent on stupor), I changed the name to something I thought would still relate to my Etsy Shop, OriginalArtStudio. I renamed the blog: "Original Heart Studio". (So cutesy, putesy!) Late at night it seemed appropriate, sincere, romantic, revealing - but this morning - not so much. My rational was that since I am trying to speak from the heart here (truly, I am) . . . maybe it would describe my intentions more accurately. So I changed the name everywhere I could find it in the blog. I kept the word, "original", because using it here and at Etsy is the only way I will ever be . . .
Now when I sign in, sometimes I get "Original Heart Studio", and other times "Original Art Studio". In my latest check in - I found a mixture of the two. Hmmmmmm. I actually felt a sigh of relief the time I checked in and everything was back to the original name. Phew, not exposed as a flake after all! I figured Blogspot had rejected my efforts to remake the blog - and that, too, might be a sign.
All that to say, I think the blog is now really reflecting my essential quirkiness. Sometimes its one thing - and just when you think you have it figured out - it becomes something else. I hope you can bear (I really, really wanted to type "bare") with it. (It tickles me to think of you stripping down to read my blog.) Let me know if quirky blogs, this one in particular, annoy you; which name you prefer; and if you really think I should just go and jump in the lake. (Well, I only have a rock-filled stream - so remember if you tell me to jump in the lake - it could result in serious injury . . .)
In the meantime, until I figure out what I want, we will all have to bare with (or is it bear with) whatever is written up there in the header, etc. ;-) Oh, btw, I am considering starting a recovery group called: "Quirks Barely United".