Thursday, April 5, 2012

If You've Been Dying To Know...

I'm going to finally give you some background around the name of my blog. 

Today, I am linking up with Casey over at Stress Case to talk all about why I blog.

I've mentioned before here and there about why I blog but I'll refresh your pretty little minds. And for all of you newbies who haven't read my blog cover to cover.

As a quick recap, I began blogging because I found myself unemployed with a lot of time on my hands. I had been following a few blogs and thought, why not create my own blog. That way I won't look like such a creeper reading other blogs. 

Initially blogging was sort of an outlet around my frustrations with not being engaged. I knew M didn't express interest in reading my blog but secretly I hoped he was reading. I created posts like this and this to sort of hint around at the types of rings I might like.

I then moved my focus to link-ups and daily happenings to try and meet people though the blogging community. I read that a lot of people had met great friends though blogging. 

Some days I would get down because my readership wasn't growing as quickly as I would like. I would see other blogs that were so big and I would get discouraged. Then I would remember blogging is not about the followers, but about me. I have one of the best followers out there, my mom!

Lately I'm blogging as more of a virtual scrapbook. In addition to my daily life and fun link-ups, I've been highlighting my past and present and preparing for what my future brings. I've found joy out of that, and the fact my blog keeps my mom updated.

So, how did by blog get its name?
It all started with a Christmas present. 

The past few years my mom has thrown out the phrase "keep your sunny side up" whenever I've been down and out, stressed or struggling. She's said it here and there. 

This past Christmas, I received this present from my mom. The metal sign hanging on the wall in my room. 

I was in shock when I saw what it was. I thought she had it custom made since it was something she had said to me a lot. She actually didn't and when she saw it in the store just had to have it to give to me. I told her I'd treasure it always. 

The day I planned to start my blog I sat at my little ol desk thinking and thinking, racking my brain. I wanted something along the lines of "living by the salty sea". Although that seems so "me", it just didn't quite fit. I hadn't always and wouldn't always live by the sea. 

I was literally looking around my room to think when my eyes stumbled on the sign from my mom. It seemed like the perfect title to my blog. 

And that, my friends, is how my blog was named.


Jessica said...

Your blog name is so unique! I really like it. It's great that it relates to you and your life and your relationship with your mom. :)

With Glitter On Top said...

very very cute! I love it :) thanks for sharing!!

Mrs. S said...

Stopping by from the link up! What a great phrase and such a cute name :) I love hearing the story behind the name!

Meg {henninglove} said...

i love it!! that sign is super cute and how cool that is what your mom is always saying to you what a great reminder and definitely i will remember that saying today

Monica said...

What a great way to give us some insight on you!

Jessica said...

I've always liked your blog name. It's very positive, and I love the story behind it. The sign your Mom got you is so cute too. :)

xx Jessica

Casey said...

I love your blog name, and it was fun to hear where it came from!

Thanks so much for linking up! Come back tomorrow for the giveaway! :)

Rachel said...

I love the story behind your blog name. Such a good message! My blog name is so LAME! I'm jealous that you have a meaningful one :)

Miranda said...

what a cute background story! love the sign!