How This Blog Got Its Name
My story is simple. I've written about it before but I'll share again today ...
People always asked me how many books I read in a year, or in a month. I honestly had no idea, and that bugged the heck out of me. So when I turned 30 (in 2007) I decided to keep track of what I read for one year. The plan was to use my regular word processing program to keep a list of books read each month, along with a 2-3 sentence summary of my thoughts. That worked great!
A few months before my birthday I had created a blog for my book club (which you can check out here) and I was getting the hang of how it works. I also started reading the blog over at ReadingGroupGuides.com. While browsing the comments over there I found links to other book blogs and I was fascinated. Shortly thereafter I decided to move my list from my word processor to my very own blog.
My first title for my blog was simple: Age 30 - A Year of Books. After all, that is exactly what my blog was meant to be - one year's chronicle of what I read with notes to help me remember. If you go back and read some of the posts from my early days you'll clearly see that I was writing only for myself. After a few months I became more involved in the book blogging world and began writing posts with my readers in mind. Blogging became a part of my every day life.
Then my 31st birthday came around. I couldn't imagine ending my blog as I'd originally planned - this was too much fun, too much a part of who I am, too much of a connection to the whole-wide-world! What's a girl to do?! Ends up, the answer was quite simple ... change the name of my blog.
And so, I renamed my blog Age 30+ ... A Lifetime of Books. And THAT, my dear readers, is how my blog got its name.
Now it is your turn - tell me the story of YOUR blog's name! Share it in the comments or write your own post and link up to it. I'd love to learn more about your blog!