I'm thinking of changing my name to Kelly or Melody. I've just always liked those names, ever since Saved by the Bell and Hey Dude actually, and I finally feel like I'm at a place in my life where I'm confident enough to make the change...
JUST KIDDING! (How funny would that be? Not that I'd judge you if you did it. Just saying.)
But seriously, I've got some things up my sleeve for this little ole blog here; and I'm having a bit of an "identity crisis" with it in the process. I feel like maybe I've outgrown "E, Myself, & I". Quite frankly, the title bothers me. As if blogging in itself isn't narcissisitic enough, that title just screams "I'm obsessed with myself;" and, well, if you've been reading this blog for any time at all (or even just since the last edition of Midweek Confessions) you know that really isn't how I roll. I mean, I'm confident enough, but I don't take myself that seriously. In fact, in some ways, not taking myself too seriously has become kind-of my "niche."
Of course changing my blog name presents problems. For starters, I've been blogging here for almost three years and, while it certainly isn't a mega-blog, I'm afraid I'd lose some of the identity we've built if I change now. That's not to mention the fact that my website is http://www.emyselfandi.com/ and my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Changing my blog name would require quite a bit of movement all around - new website, email, logo, design, etc. I've done a little research on this and, apparently, most blogs lose around 1/3 of their followers with a switch like that. And, to be honest, I'm not sure I'm willing to take that risk. (Hmm... maybe I am as vain as my current title implies.)
Then again, I LOVE this little space we've created here. And I say "we" because it really has become about so much more than just me (myself and I). I'm going to stick around for a while. We're going to keep this thing going. So, should I really just put up with a title I don't like on a space where I'm going to spend so much time and energy? On a space that has grown to really be a reflection of who I am and who I am becoming - a wife, mama, teacher, hot mess?
As you can see, it's a bit of a predicament.
It's a decision I'm not taking lightly. (There I go, taking myself too seriously again.)
I really want to know what YOU think. Should I do it? Should I just admit I have a stupid name and own it? Be honest because what you think really matters to me. I know we like to be all "this is your blog, do what you want," but let's think about this for real. Ok?
Oh, and for the record, I'm not 100% sure what I'd want to re-name my blog; BUT, I'm thinking something like this...
Yes, I clearly have cleaning and work to do and am choosing blog re-design as my procrastination drug of choice. :)
What do you think?